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I Stand Against - Sexual Violence

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:00 PM , Lethbridge

We are so excited to announce our 6th annual I Stand Against event! In the past, we have tackled a variety of topics that affect youth and community members in Southern Alberta, from online bullying to racial discrimination to LGBTQ+ abuse. Last year’s event, challenging mental health stigmas, saw our biggest community turn out ever.

We are excited to announce this year’s topic of Sexual Violence. In Canada, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience a form of sexual violence in their lifetime. This statistic is far higher for Indigenous women, trans women, and gender non-conforming individuals. According to Statistics Canada, only 1 in 3 Canadians understands what sexual consent means. Only 5% of survivors report their experience to the police, and a 2012 study by Holly Johnson suggests only about 0.3% of sexual assaults in Canada result in a criminal conviction. Statistics also show that children and youth are more likely to be the victims of sexual assault than their adult counterparts.
Unfortunately, many young people who have experienced sexual violence are unaware of the support systems that may be available to them in Lethbridge.

The resource fair will be happening February 13th at the Galt Museum. It will feature a variety of community organizations committed to assisting young people in our community. The event will also include workshops, a keynote speaker, youth speakers, musical entertainment, and food.
Make sure to follow our social media accounts to keep updated with the event!

We hope to see you at I Stand Against: Sexual Violence, happening February 13th, 2019 at the Galt Museum.

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019

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