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No One Asks For It! Wear Purple Friday May 4th 2018!

May 4, 2018

No One Asks For It! Wear Purple Friday May 4th 2018!

On Friday May 4th 2018 join the thousands across Canada wearing purple in support of survivors of sexual violence; in its sixth year, the campaign is called No One Asks For It!

In many provinces in our nation, May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual abuse and sexualized violence in our communities is far more common than most people think. According to a 2006 Statistics Canada report, one in three women will experience some form of sexual assault in their lifetime. In 2008, they also reported that over half of police reported sexual assault victims were under the age of 18.

One of the biggest hurdles people face after a sexual assault is the notion that somehow they “asked for it” by what they were wearing, where they were, what they were doing or drinking. This is victim-blaming, and we’ve seen it all over the news this year.

On May 4th, let’s make an impact across Canada. Wear purple and show your support of survivors.

RSVP to this Canada-wide event and then invite your friends to participate as well!

To organize No One Asks For It events in your community, access downloadable, free resources here: www.sascwr.org/NoOneAsksForIt

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May 4, 2018