Tagged Sexual violence

#IBelieveYou campaign returns to campus

By Tina Shaygan, September 13 2017 — The University of Calgary is taking part in the province wide #IBelieveYou campaign for the third consecutive year. Initially brought to campus by the Consent Awareness and Sexual Education club, the campaign now includes the Students’ Union, the U of C administration and the broader campus community. The…

U of C sexual violence policy comes into effect

By Saima Asad, June 1 2017 — After over two years of drafts, revisions and consultations, the University of Calgary’s Sexual Violence Policy came into effect June 1. The process began in January 2015 with the creation of the Subcommittee for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence. The U of C’s previous sexual harassment…

U of C needs more dating violence awareness

By Tina Shaygan, March 28 2017 — Canadian universities are implementing programs and making progress on raising awareness about intimate partner violence. But there is still a lack of support and information on how to help those who leave abusive relationships. In my teenage years, my then-partner threatened to tell my parents intimate details about…

Sexual violence bill vital outside of court

By Jesse Stilwell, March 7 2017 — When Rona Ambrose presented Bill C-337, Canadian feminists applauded her contribution to the creation of a culture of consent in Canada’s judicial system. But while ending rape culture in the judicial system is essential, it’s not enough to deal with the issue as a societal problem. Ambrose’s bill calls for mandatory…

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