Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2017

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Manitoba. Our goal during Sexual Assault Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault, share information about available resources, and foster a greater understanding of consent.

Sexual violence is a serious issue across Canada, but especially in Manitoba. According to a Statistics Canada’s Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, in 2015 there were 1,356 police-reported sexual assaults in Manitoba. This is a rate of more than 104 sexual violence victims for every 100,000 people. This is almost two times the national rate, which is more than 59 victims per 100,000 population.

These are alarming statistics – but even more alarming is that research shows 95 per cent of sexual assaults aren’t reported to the police.

You Are Not Alone

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  • Visit You Are Not Alone. This website contains information on available supports, health information, police information and information on consent.
  • Participate in discussions, share information or follow social media conversations with #Consent, #SAAM2017, #EndSV, #SupportSurvivors, #ConsentCulture, #YouAreNotAlone

Honourable Rochelle Squires, Minister responsible for the Status of Women discusses the importance of consent and how it relates to sexual violence:

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