Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2018

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. In 2016, Manitoba recorded the highest rate of police-reported sexual assault among the Canadian provinces, with 109 incidents per 100,000 population, almost twice the national rate of 58. That year, there were 1,431 incidents of sexual assault reported to police in Manitoba (6.8 per cent of the total number of sexual assaults reported to police in Canada that year).

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

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  • Visit You Are Not Alone. This website contains information on available supports, health information, police information and information on consent.
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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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