No means no, Non, c’est non, Moqo na moqo - it’s all about consent

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier
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The Tri-County Women’s Centre, in collaboration with the Tri County Women’s Health Coalition, will be recognizing Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM) throughout the month of April.

The Women’s Centre is also launching their one year Sexual Violence Prevention and Intervention Demonstration Project.

“We are very pleased to have the tri-counties of Digby, Yarmouth, and Shelburne chosen as one of six locations in Nova Scotia to receive provincial funding to address sexual violence prevention and intervention”, said Bernadette MacDonald, Executive Director of the Women’s Centre.

“April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month and is recognised across the country and in many parts of the world as a time to bring attention and action to this very serious and pervasive crime”, said Tonya Seabrook, Sexual Violence Project Coordinator.

“Leading up to Sexual Violence Awareness Month, tri county student representatives from NSCC, U. St. Anne, and Dalhousie University developed a poster to be used as an educational tool during this month long campaign”, said Seabrook.

The poster has been translated into three languages, English, French and Mi’kmaq and will be distributed across the three counties and the province.

“We encourage businesses, government departments and community based agencies to be active participants in our circle of support against sexualized violence by displaying the posters and talking about this issue.

“This is a community issue that knows no boundaries and affects us all. This is our opportunity to focus on our commonalities and work together to make a difference”.

Organizations: Tri-County Women, Health Coalition, Dalhousie University

Geographic location: Shelburne, Nova Scotia

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