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B.C. government, UVic EQHR release sexual violence reports

Two new reports on sexualized violence at UVic were released in October, one from the UVic Equity and Human Rights Office (EQHR) and the other from the B.C. provincial government.…
"... IS NOT Yes" graphic provided by Ministry of Advanced Education.

B.C. government relaunches campaign against sexualized violence

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced the relaunch of the “…Is NOT Yes” campaign to raise awareness for sexualized violence on post-secondary campuses in the province. The…

Digital community started by UVic students provides resources related to sexualized violence

Instagram page EmpowHer UVic launched by Social Justice Studies 200 students This article discusses sexualized and gender-based violence and may be difficult for some readers. Seven UVic students have created…
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Women are not responsible for making sure they are not the victims of sexual assault

Sarah Everard investigation opens up conversation about all forms of gender-based violence Readers should be advised that the following article discusses sexualized and gender-based violence, including sexual assault.  In the…

“This is not working”: Students coping with sexual assault, harassment allege lack of support from university

For two years, the Martlet has reported on the evolution of and response to UVic’s sexualized violence policy. Ahead of the policy's review, we took a look at some potential…

Report on year two of UVic’s sexualized violence policy shows increase in reports, disclosures

Last month, UVic’s Office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) released a report on their second year of implementing their Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy. We’ve broken down the…

Dearest Reader | The Age of Consent should be raised to thirty nationwide

How many countless heartbreaks and uncomfortable, lonely walks along the quad after a furtive late-night tryst has UVic borne witness to? It’s our writers earnest intention that such unpleasantness can…

Sexualized Violence Awareness Week brings much-needed discussions to campus

In the era of Me Too, conversations around consent and sexual health are still relatively new to university campuses. UVic's Sexualized Violence Awareness Week hopes to start those conversations through…

“You are not alone”: A UVic athlete’s journey with mental health in wake of a sexual assault

A UVic Athlete, Paige Thomson, was sexually assaulted at Sticky Wicket in August 2017. Since then, she has displayed resilience and bravery despite mental health challenges. By sharing her story,…

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