May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month!

On Friday, May 1st, 2015, join the thousands across Canada wearing purple in support of survivors of sexual violence...in its fifth year, the campaign is called No One Asks For It!

In many provinces in our nation, May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual abuse and sexualized violence in our communities is far more common than most people think. According to a 2006 Statistics Canada report, one in three women will experience some form of sexual assault in their lifetime. In 2008, they also reported that over half of police reported sexual assault victims were under the age of 18.

One of the biggest hurdles people face after a sexual assault is the notion that somehow they “asked for it” by what they were wearing, where they were, what they were doing or drinking. This is victim-blaming.

On May 1st, let’s make an impact across Canada. Wear purple and show your support of survivors.

 

Click here to learn more about Drawing the Line on Sexual Violence.

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