Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence Project – Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation
The Paqtnkek Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence Project was created to respond to the lack of culturally relevant, revitalizing and safe approaches to addressing sexualized violence in their community. The Paqtnkek Health Centre and the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association worked together to develop Mi’kmaq-specific and community driven initiatives to respond to and prevent sexualized violence.
Stop Erasing Sexual Violence Survivors with Disabilities Interview
Femifesto’s interview with two gender-based violence activists who live with disabilities, Jess Rueger, a queer person with a disability and community mobilizer, and Marianne M. Park, a woman with a disability who has worked in the violence against women field in varying capacities for 28 years.
UBUNTU & MARC Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault Booklet
A guide to supporting victim/survivors by UBUNTU, a U.S. based movement “led by women of color and survivors of sexual assault, dedicated to creating a world without sexual violence”, and Men Against Rape Culture. MARC is “a multi-racial, anti-racist organization of men in Durham, NC, committed to ending the epidemic of male violence by attacking it at its roots.”
Resources for Trans and Non-Binary Survivors
- enough/enough - This collection, enough / enough, focuses on survivors identifying as trans and non-binary seeking safety in impossible-seeming places.
Giving Voice to Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Violence article about enough/enough, Ms. Magazinehttp://msmagazine.com/blog/2017/03/10/giving-voice-trans-non-binary-survivors-sexual-violence/
No Place to Hide: The Rehtaeh Parsons Story Documentary
A documentary about Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old Dartmouth woman, who died by suicide after photos of her alleged gang rape were electronically circulated amongst her peers. Rehtaeh was continuously harassed, slut-shamed, and blamed for her assault.
Start By Believing
Start By Believing is a public awareness campaign that seeks to create positive communities, inform the public, unite allies and supporters, and improve responses to survivors of sexualized violence. Because negative responses can further trauma and foster unaccountable communities, Start By Believing raises awareness dedicated to ending the cycle of silence and moving towards justice and healing for survivors of sexualized violence.
African Nova Scotian Affairs, “African Nova Scotian Community.”
Caroline Alphonso and Marjan Farahbaksh, The Globe and Mail, “Canadian law only changed 26 years ago”
Hilary Beaumont, The Halifax Media Co-op, “Don't Rape (part 2 of 3)”
Kaity Cooper, Rabble.ca, “Cyber-misogyny: The new frontier for hate”
Nicole Etherington, Western University Learning Network, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, “Cyber Misogyny.”
femifesto, “Debunking Myths About Rape in Prison.”
Government of Ontario, “Dispelling the myths about sexual assault.”
INCITE!, “Dangerous Intersections.”
- Sexual Abuse in Prison: A Global Human Rights Crisis
- Hope for Healing Information for Survivors of Sexual Assault in Detention
Shaina Luck, CBC Nova Scotia, “Black, Indigenous prisoners over-represented in Nova Scotia jails.”
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, “Racism and Rape.”
National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Key Findings From ‘Sexual Violence Victimization and Associations with Health in a Community Sample of African American Women.
Nova Scotia Archives, “African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition.”
Office of Justice Programs, “Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault.”
Anjuli Patil, CBC Nova Scotia, “What happened to Rehtaeh Parsons 'just wouldn't happen now,' says mother.”
Rape Crisis Scotland, “This Is Not An Invitation To Rape Me Briefing Paper”.
Maire Sinha (edited by) for the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Measuring violence against women: Statistical trends (2013).
Tamara Winfrey Harris and Zoe Samudzi, Bitch Magazine, “Being and Reclaiming Ourselves: A Conversation on Sexuality, Respectability, and the Pressures of Black Girlhood”.
UBUNTU and Men Against Rape Culture (MARC), Supporting a Survivor of Sexual Assault.
Jarune Uwujaren, Everyday Feminism, “How Male Sexual Entitlement Hurts Everyone.”
The Wellesley Institute, “Violence Against Women: Why Race Matters.”