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'National conversation' emerging on sexual violence

Media Date: 06/11/2014
Type of Media: newspaper
Name of Media: Ottawa Citizen

Interviewer: Elizabeth Payne

Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Activist

Article Information

Background The Jian Ghomeshi story really exploded and pushed the issue of sexual violence into the mainstream.
Reason A major question is whether the Jian Ghomeshi story is a "watershed" moment for sexual violence in Canada.
Comment It's always great to see a variety of voices speaking out about in support of survivors. It's also important that they focused on the issue of reporting and responses from survivors, rather than focusing on explicit and graphic details of the assaults.
Outcome I DO believe we're having an important conversation about sexual violence in Canada right now. I AM encouraged by what's going on.
Link to Article http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/national-conversation-emerging-on-sexual-violence

 

Keywords: sexual violence, Jian Ghomeshi, survivors, sexual assault, Hollaback!, draw-the-line.ca