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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

About Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – a time to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual Violence occurs when someone forces or manipulates someone else into any unwanted act of sexual nature either physical or non-physical without their consent. Sexual violence includes but is not limited to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation.

Sexual Assault is a prevalent issue in Canada. Yet, relatively few incidents of sexual assault are reported to the police. Most sexual assaults are committed by someone that the Survivor’s knows.

Public Awareness Events

Day of Action – Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Wear teal to show your support for survivors of sexual violence.

Denim Day – Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wear denim to take a stand against victim-blaming. Check out DenimDayInfo.org to learn more.

I'm Here for You Cards

Sometimes it is hard to know how to support a loved one who has experienced sexual violence. Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre created a series of cards that loved one’s can give (either in person or virtually) to survivors of sexual violence to let them know that a loved one is available to provide support.

Virtual versions of the cards can be downloaded by clicking on the activity(ies) suggestion you would like to offer.

I’d be happy to:

For physical copies of the cards please contact Savannah Hyra, Reaching Out Program Coordinator at savannah@survivors-hope.ca 

Shifting from Stigma to Support: An Introduction to Trauma and Substance Use

Manitoba Harm Reduction Network and Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre presents Shifting from Stigma to Support: An Introduction to Trauma and Substance Use

This online seminar will explore the connections between trauma including sexual assault trauma and substance use through a harm reduction lens.

This seminar will be beneficial to any interested community member, anyone who has been impacted by trauma, and anyone who works in community as a service provider including those who work in health care, corrections, social workers, mental health workers, educators etc.

Wednesday April 21, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Via google meet
To register: forms.gle/PtemzNgk2F8qZF9T9 
Questions: savannah@survivors-hope.ca