Sexual Harassment 101

Sexual Harassment 101 Unfortunately, sexual harassment in all its forms is common place in today’s society. In fact, according to Holly Kearl’s book Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women, 87% of women have experienced harassment by age 19. Despite sexual harassment being a common issue, it remains complex and confusing[…]

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 […]

The Current State of Sexual Violence in Saskatchewan

Sexual Violence in Saskatchewan: Who’s being assaulted? In 2017, we partnered with the Community-Institute for Social Research at the University of Saskatchewan to conduct a comprehensive study of sexual violence in Saskatchewan. Our research project examined instances of sexual assault among individuals in Saskatchewan, the context surrounding these assaults, the services used by sexual assault[…]

What is Sexual Violence?

What is Sexual Violence? Sexual violence is a wide-ranging term that encompasses actions or expressions that are sexual in nature and targets a person’s sexuality, gender identity, or expression. Sexual violence crimes include unwanted sexual contact, attempts to obtain a sexual act, non-consensual sexual activity, unwanted sexual comments or advances and non-contact sexual experiences that[…]