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Sexual Assault Awareness Month - teal ribbon

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time for
raising awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault,

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April 2021 is the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to honour the voices and experiences of victims and survivors, and to bring awareness to issues relating to sexualized violence. Everyone has a role to play in ending sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. This year, Avalon has partnered with other community organizations working to support survivors of sexualized violence, to bring people together for conversation, learning and strategizing on bringing down barriers to service access. "Not Without Us" is the second of these conversations.

Advance registration required. Register at the Zoom link provided in this event posting.
Click here to learn more, and to register.

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May be an image of one or more people and text that says "Sexual Assault Awareness Month Bringing Down Barriers conversations about reducing barriers to supports for survivors April 8: 2SLGBTQ+ In Prison In Nova Scotia, very little is known about the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ within the criminal justice system In this webinar, Coverdale's Ash Avery presents findings of recent research on this subject, and project participant Sara Tessier will share first- hand knowledge of violence inside prison to shed light on the ways in which sexualized violence permeates carceral settings. Coverdalé strength spirit AVALON"

Advance registration required. Register at the Zoom link provided in this event posting. April 2021 is the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to honour the voices and experiences of victims and survivors, and to bring awareness to issues relating to sexualized violence. Everyone has a role to play in ending sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. This year, Avalon has partnered with other community organizations working to support survivors of sexualized violence, to bring people together for conversation, learning and strategizing on bringing down barriers to service access. "2SLGBTQIA+ Youth" is the third of these conversations.

Click here to learn more, and to register.

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