UVic sexualized violence policy

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“We’ve all got tired of fighting the system”: Charges dropped, no UVic investigations for students’ sexual assault cases

This story contains discussion of sexualized violence, including physical abuse and sexual assault. She met him in a typical way. They matched on a dating app, the sparks fizzled, and…

“This is not working”: Students coping with sexual assault, harassment allege lack of support from university

For two years, the Martlet has reported on the evolution of and response to UVic’s sexualized violence policy. Ahead of the policy's review, we took a look at some potential…

Sexualized Violence Awareness Week brings much-needed discussions to campus

In the era of Me Too, conversations around consent and sexual health are still relatively new to university campuses. UVic's Sexualized Violence Awareness Week hopes to start those conversations through…

Review of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Policy highlights growth, challenges

18 months in, UVic and campus community reflect on policy implementation The road to building a consistent, effective system for reporting sexualized violence at the University of Victoria has proven…

VIPIRG to kick off narrative-based sexualized violence research

Members of the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) are undertaking a new approach to tackling issues of sexualized violence on campus — one that will feature the anonymously…

We need more than just a hashtag

On Oct. 15, 2017, a tweet changed the world. “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people…

Falling through the cracks

Over the past year, some students feel the implementation of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Policy has left them without confidentiality, support, and protection   Three weeks into her first year at…