Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne has recently announced her plan to stop sexual violence and harassment. This new action plan, called It’s Never Okay is aimed to push towards things like increasing funding for support for survivors, as well as sexual violence prevention and education.
Since the announcement, Sexual Assault Centre London has received a huge response. The Centre says this couldn’t have been a better time for them. The need for sexual violence survivors, as well as the provinces support has brought new light to people who may not have been willing to speak before.
Program Coordinator for Sexual Assault Centre London, AnnaLise Trudell says that a lot of assumptions about sexual violence is due to lack of knowledge.
“Sexual assault doesn’t just happen by bad people in back allies. 82% of the time, we know that sexual assault happens by somebody that we’re already in a relationship with. My friends, and brothers are all apart of setting a culture.”