November 2020
Supporting Survivors: Safe Space Winnipeg
Initially when I had started Safe Space, it was simply to continue the important conversation, that was so bravely being held on Twitter, to Instagram. I saw this as an opportunity for these stories to be consensually seen and heard by greater numbers.  I was inspired by the hundreds of …
October 2020
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Another Pathway: Anonymous Reporting
Earlier this summer, a Winnipeg-based Instagram account was created to amplify the stories of survivors of sexual violence. The accounts following grew rapidly and within days, hundreds of people had shared their experience of sexual violence, posted to the account anonymously. Many of the submissions were about incidents that had …
September 2020
Nathan Dueck
Community and Sexual Violence on a Faith-based Campus
By Nathan Dueck | It is cliché to say that Canadian Mennonite University has a strong sense of community, but it is also true. Most of my classes have fewer than twenty students, many faculty have students over to their houses for meals throughout the year, and office doors are open …
August 2020
Nicole Leeson, Director of Campus Engagement and Mary Lobson, Founder of REES
We’re Here. We Hear You
By Mary Lobson | Photo Credit: Carla Buelow Photography | Since 2009, I have been involved with the Safety Net Project through the National Network to End Domestic Violence in Washington, D.C. For 10 years I was often one of only two Canadians attending their annual Training of Trainers (which later …
August 2020
Jess Spindler
Why Consider Reporting Sexual Violence?
By Jess Spindler | Photo Credit: Jenna Muirhead | If you have experienced sexual violence, the first thing you need to know is that it is not your fault. Acts of sexual violence are the responsibility of the perpetrator alone, and you are never to blame.  The second thing to know is that …