The Purpose of Sexual Violence Awareness Week
The purpose of Sexual Violence Awareness Week (SVAW) is to raise public awareness on issues relating to sexual violence in Saskatchewan through educational events, resources, and changemaking conversations that aim to shift attitudes and beliefs surrounding the issue of sexual violence in our province. Every year, Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS) launches a provincial awareness campaign through collaborative efforts with member agencies, provincial and national partners. The campaign changes from year-to year to shine a light on the various forms of violence that exists within the continuum of sexual violence.
2022 Campaign Theme
This year’s SVAW campaign focuses on the issues of Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation. Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation are not new issues impacting individuals within our province, however, there is a significant gap when it comes to understanding, addressing, and responding to the issue.
From May 16-20, we will be sharing an overarching message that “People are sexually exploited and trafficked by their intimate partners every day.” to raise awareness that like most forms of sexual violence, sexual exploitation and human trafficking occurs between two individuals who have been or are acquainted with one another.
How to Participate in SVAW
Download The SVAW Campaign Guide
We’ve put together a campaign guide that details information about sexual violence awareness week, this year’s campaign, and the calls to action you can take to help us raise awareness for sexual violence in Saskatchewan.
Download the campaign guide here
Download Our Resource Guides
We’ve put together a series of resources guides to help you learn more about the issue of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
Download our general resource guide here
Download our youth resource guide here
View our infographic collection here
Attend Our Virtual Event Series
Join us for a series of virtual events in partnership with Hope Restored Canada, The City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Sexual Health, Beatrice Wolfe, The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking and Caring Hearts. These events will facilitate conversations on emerging research relating to Human Trafficking in Saskatchewan, Community & Institutional Accountability in response to the MMIWG2SLGBTQ+ Calls for Justice, Sexual Health, The National Human Trafficking Hotline, Ambiguous Loss, and Survivor Stories.
View the full event schedule & register for free here.
Download Human Trafficking in the Prairie Provinces report here
Download the Tools for Empowerment guide here