Rape and Sexual Assault Brochure for Vietnam

What is Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a violent crime in which the assailant uses sex to inflict
violence and humiliation on the victim or to exert power and control over
the victim. Sexual assault can include several kinds of crime: rape, date
rape, marital rape.  (You can click on the links below for more information)

(Offenders employ various strategies to intimidate their victims. These
include the use of force, trickery – taking advantage of some power
imbalance, such as age, size, strength, development, knowledge, status,
etc, to humiliate, violate and control the victim.)

If You Are Raped:

  • Contact a trusted friend or somewhere you can get emotional
    support
    Seek medical treatment. We suggest the following medical
    centers. All have 24-hour reception:

    • Family Medical Practice at
      2981 Kim Ma, Ba, Dinh, (024 3843 0748);
    • Hanoi French Hospital at 1 Dong Da (024 3577 1100); Thu Cuc at 286 Thuy Khue, Buoi  (090 497 0909);
    • Light Clinic at Tòa Nhà LIGHT 1, Lô 38 – The Premier, Ngõ 100 Dịch Vọng Hậu, Cầu Giấy, ( 098 115 59 59)
  • Although understandably you will want to – try not to douche,
    bathe, shower, or change clothes before you go.
  • These medical centers will examine and care for you. If you give
    your permission they will contact a member of the Hanoi
    Counselling Psychology Group.  http://hanoicounselingpsychology.com/
  • The therapist will be available to offer you counseling, care and
    advice.
  • If you wish, a member of our Group will be with you to support you
    through the Police Report process. Even if you don’t report the
    rape or press charges, we strongly recommend you contact our
    Group for counseling support. This counseling will be provided at
    a fee you can afford.
  • If you desire, we will also assist you to make contact with your Embassy to report the incident.

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