Entries by Sassk

The Story Behind Saskatchewan’s First Ever Violence Against Women Advocate Case Review

In Phildelphia, during the late 90’s, controversy sparked over how the Philadelphia Police Department was mishandling sexual assault reports following the death of Shannon Schieber. Shannon became a victim of a serial perpetrator, sexually offending with impunity, because the Philadelphia PD were immediately dismissing numerous reports of sexual assault crimes by women, and classifying them  […]

Colonial Barriers to Supports: The Need For a Holistic Approach to Healing from Sexual Violence

National statistics suggest that Indigenous women are three times more likely to experience sexual violence than their non-Indigenous counterparts.   In light of Indigenous History Month, we wanted to share our research findings on the unique experiences and barriers to supports and services Indigenous peoples face in regards to sexual violence. Indigenous experiences of sexual violence […]

BREAKING THE BINARY: Working Towards an Inclusive Understanding of Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is a complex issue that goes beyond the common heterosexual understanding. Heterosexual approaches and assumptions of sexual violence can further marginalize members of the LGBTQ2S+ community unintentionally invalidating, discrediting, and ignoring their experiences. Many abusive behaviours are common across all relationships regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, but the unique circumstances and […]

Anti-Racism Resource Guide

As an organization that advocates for the issue of sexual violence, we recognize the role institutions and societies play in acts of violence and the importance of intersectionality when analyzing these acts. This resource guide is a starting point for educating yourself and others on the way racism impacts our societies, communities, and families while […]

Why Survivors’ Stories Aren’t Getting The Attention They Deserve

We’ve heard this story over and over again. A survivor speaks out about their experience with sexual assault or abuse and isn’t believed.  They aren’t believed by their family or friends.They aren’t believed by the community they live in.They aren’t believed by law enforcement.They aren’t believed by medical professionals.  There is a long line of […]

No Story Left Untold: A Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign Sharing Voices, Stories, Insights, and Actions from the Front-Lines.

This week is Sexual Assault Awareness Week.  A week dedicated to raising awareness for sexual violence through public education recognized and proclaimed by the Ministry of Justice.  This year’s theme, “No Story Left Untold” focuses on sharing voices, stories, insights, and actions from the front-lines.  Everything that will be shared with you throughout the week […]

SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN SASKATCHEWAN: VOICES, STORIES, INSIGHTS, AND ACTIONS FROM THE FRONT LINES

Three years ago, we partnered with the Community-Institute for Social Research to conduct an extensive study of sexual violence in Saskatchewan. On April 29, 2020 the report, Sexual Violence in Saskatchewan: Voices, Stories, Insights, and Actions from the Front Lines, was released to the public in collaboration with the Community-University Institute for Social Research at […]

How to Become a First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse

According to Statistics Canada, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. While survivors of sexual assault are disproportionately women, the reality is that sexual assault can happen to any person, any age, no matter their gender or ethnicity. Sexual assault happens every day and most frequently […]