Students continue to fight to end sexual violence on campus

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

OTTAWA – Twenty years after the introduction of the No Means No campaign, students’ work to educate on consent, sexual assault and sexual violence remains important.

“Students have long been at the forefront of the fight to end violence against women,” said Jessica McCormick, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. “The No Means No campaign is a tool students can use to shift campus culture to one that is about promoting consent and confronting sexism.”

The long-standing No Means No campaign provides the tools and materials to identify instances of sexism, date rape, assault and other forms of violence against women and to challenge violent behaviour and attitudes.

“Students must continue to play a key role in the fight to end violence against women and in challenging misogyny and oppression that exists on campuses,” says McCormick.

The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada’s largest student organisation, uniting more than one-half million students in all ten provinces. The Canadian Federation of Students and its predecessor organisations have represented students in Canada since 1927.

For more information, please contact:
Jessica McCormick, National Chairperson, (613) 232-7394

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