The Envision Counselling and Support Centre marked Sexual Assault Awareness Week from May 11-15 with a new campaign, “No Story Left Untold.”
The week was proclaimed by the Government of Saskatchewan and is supported by Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS) and its 13 member agencies.
The social media campaign will highlight the issue of sexual assault in the province, share stories of survivors and provide resources for survivors and the public. It will run throughout the week, will be featured on SASS social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, and will be shared by SASS member agencies, including Envision.
“Sexual violence needs to be talked about in our communities,” said Envision executive director Christa Daku. “The more open we can be with these conversations, the more people will see they are not alone and reach out for support.”
This campaign comes just after the release of a major research report, Sexual Violence in Saskatchewan: Voices, Stories, Insights and Actions from the Front Lines. SASS, the University of Saskatchewan’s Community-University Institute (CUISR) for Social Research, and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) collaborated on the research which showed the state of sexual violence in Saskatchewan. The full report can be found at sassk.ca.
“Sexual violence is a serious problem in our province,” said SASS executive director Kerrie Isaac. “Sexual Assault Awareness Week assists us in highlighting this important issue. It also shows survivors that help is available, and demonstrates to the public what everyone can do to end sexual violence in Saskatchewan.”
Follow the campaign and join the conversation with the social media sites for Envision and SASS.