Respect Educate Empower Survivors, or more commonly known as REES, is an innovative platform that reduces the barriers of reporting sexual violence for survivors. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men experience sexual violence, yet less than 5% of sexual assaults get reported. REES aims to solve this problem by providing survivors with an online platform that can connect them with information, resources, and increased reporting options. (more…)
Students’ experiences of unwanted sexualized behaviours and sexual assault at postsecondary schools in the Canadian provinces, 2019
Greater awareness of gender-based violence, sexual consent and related attitudes about what constitutes acceptable behaviour is emerging in many public spheres, including on postsecondary campuses and their online spaces. (more…)
This fall, CMU has launched a partnership with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors), a new online platform for reporting sexual violence on campuses. Eleven universities and colleges, all the post-secondary institutions in Manitoba except for the University of Manitoba, have committed to signing on to the initiative in 2020 or 2021.
Eleven of Manitoba’s colleges and universities have signed on with Respect, Empower, Educate Survivors (REES), an online sexual violence reporting tool tailored to the needs of post-secondary campuses. The only institution yet to do so is the U of M. (more…)
All members of the SBC community have a right to work and study in an environment that is free from any form of Sexual Violence. As such, we are pleased to announce our participation in a province-wide initiative to address campus sexual violence in Manitoba.
In 2016, I had the privilege of spending time with Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino when I invited them to come to Winnipeg to launch Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Their stories were featured in The Hunting Ground, a film about campus sexual assault in the US and we held a screening in partnership with the University of Winnipeg. (more…)
This fall, Ending Violence Across Manitoba Inc. (EVA) is launching a groundbreaking initiative called REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors). It will provide students with an online platform that offers them anonymity in reporting sexual violence on-campus. (more…)
Les étudiants victimes d’agression sexuelle dans certains établissements postsecondaires du Manitoba pourront bientôt signaler de manière anonyme leur agression sur une plateforme sécurisée en ligne. (more…)
WINNIPEG — Using the veil of privacy provided by the internet, a Manitoban is creating an online reporting tool for sexual violence in the hope the web-based platform will empower survivors and create safer post-secondary campuses.
Students, staff and instructors at 11 post-secondary institutes in the province will soon be able to anonymously report incidents of sexual violence on campus and access related resources all in one online place.(more…)