Sexual Assault Survivors

Talking About Cis Men And Media Coverage Of Sexual Assault

femifesto | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
femifesto

While cisgender men are much less likely to experience sexual violence than women and trans folks, it doesn't mean that men can't be survivors of violence. We sat down separately with anti-violence advocates Glen Canning and Derek Warwick to hear more about how we can ensure men who are survivors aren't erased from the conversation.

Canadian Writer's Sexual Assault Story Gets Thousands Of Painful Responses

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 10.08.2016 | Canada Living

"Women have tweeted me sexual assault stories for 14 hours straight ... Do not ignore."

Alberta 'I Believe You' Campaign Supports Sexual Assault Survivors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Alberta

Survivors who get a compassionate response when they tell are more likely to get help.

Self-Love For Sexual Trauma Survivors Is The Key To Healing

Nydia Dauphin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada
Nydia Dauphin

My personal journey reconnecting with myself after sexual trauma was long and sinuous. I went through different phases as I'm sure most of us do: outr...

4 Ways You Can Start Living With Resilience Now

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I think it's safe to say that as a society, we are rather risk-averse. We are eager to walk a smoother path, and are naturally drawn to life hacks, shortcuts and workarounds. But are we doing ourselves, and more importantly our children, a disservice by sidestepping the lessons of adversity?

UBC Failed Its Sexual Assault Victims On Every Level

Michael Stewart | Posted 11.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Stewart

The women Mordvinov allegedly assaulted made multiple complaints at the departmental level, at UBC's Equity Inclusion Office, to Associate Vice-President of Equity and Inclusion Sara-Jane Finlay, the UBC ombudsperson and Student Conduct and Safety Services. There were likely more. Every office failed these women.

#BeenRapedNeverReported: A Year Later, Has Anything Changed?

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living

"We're still in the talking stage" when it comes to sexual assault, says one of the hashtag's co-creators.

Rape Kit Inaccessibility Blocking Justice For Victims

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Squamish, B.C. councillor Susan Chapelle is devoting herself to removing hurdles in the justice system for sexual assault victims.

Standing In Solidarity With #TheEmptyChair

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Living

A single image is starting an incredibly important conversation.

Why I Couldn't Keep My Childhood Sexual Abuse a Secret Any Longer

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

I had never shared it. With anyone. Ever. Until May, 2013. As we sat in her sunroom, the heat warming my skin while my heart sunk with dread, I finally told another person about the man who had sexually abused me before I even knew how to write my ABCs. Blame cannot be placed on any one person or profession since society as a whole makes childhood sexual abuse a dirty little secret.

40 Powerful Images Of Sexual Assault Survivors

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.26.2013 | Canada Living

Caution: Trigger warning for sexual assault. Sometimes we come across a project that hits us so hard, it leaves us completely speechless. When ...