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August 2016 Newsletter
1. SASS Updates
2. Sexual Assault Initiatives in Canada
3. Sexual Assault Initiatives International
4. Resources

5. Training and Workshops
SASS Updates
Staff Update

   
 
Regina, Sk - SASS is pleased to welcome Kerrie Isaac as our new Executive Director. Kerrie comes with a wealth of experience from working in the area of child development and education in Saskatchewan. We look forward to her leadership and we are excited for the future of SASS as we continue to work with our partners and members to end sexual violence throughout Saskatchewan. 
Sexual Assault Initiatives in Canada
 
"Who Do You Tell?"
 
Calgary, Alberta - "Who Do You Tell?" is an educational program created by the Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse and is designed for elementary school children, parents, teachers and communities in Alberta and across Canada. The program offers fun and interactive lessons on sexual abuse and encourages communities to speak openly about the issue.

“Who Do You Tell?” was developed around the principle that education, not fear, is the best tool for communities to combat childhood sexual abuse. Click
here to learn more about this program and  find out how you can utilize this unique tool in your community.
#NOT OKAY

by YWCA CANADA
 


 
What Can You Do?
 
  When you see something that's not okay, tag it #NOTokay
  Use your Facebook or Twitter profile picture as a symbol of change
  Use social media posts to speak out
  Spread the word and ask your friends to do the same.



             

Click below to watch #NOTOKAY video
Sexual Assault Initiatives International
 
Not Ever


 
Edinburgh, Scotland-  Scotland shares Canada's trend of having only 3% of sexual assault cases reported to the police leading to a conviction. Scottish studies have found that although many people genuinely believe they wouldn't judge a rape victim by what they wear, how drunk they were, or if they had been flirting all night, they often actually do; particularly when sitting as a juror in court.

This is not an invitation to rape me’,  a  national campaign that  challenge woman-blaming attitudes, found that 20% of people believed that women contribute to rape by wearing revealing clothing, and an enormous 40% subscribed to the view that women could be considered culpable to some degree of they “put themselves in risky situations”.
     
                 
 
Not Ever wants to prompt people to keep their judgments in check by having dialogues on prejudicial attitudes around women's clothing, behavior, drinking and intimacy and to remember that only the perpetrator is responsible for the sexual assault. It doesn’t matter what a woman wears, how many sexual partners she has had, or if she is out getting drunk with friends – no one deserves to be raped – ever.
Click below to watch Not Ever video

Climb Against Sexual Abuse

                                       








Global - CLIMB is a global non-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering survivors of sexual violence and creating awareness in the society by sharing survivor stories digitally through articles and short videos. They often hosts events such as climbing mountains in various countries to bring awareness to the stories of victims and survivors of sexual violence in those particular regions. CLIMB hopes to break the cycle of sexual violence around the world, one hill at a time.
              
                 

On June 27, 2016, India hosted it's first Climb Against Sexual Abuse event at the Chamundi Hills in Mysuru, India. Click
here to read more.


                   


During the Chamundi Hill Climb, a reporter came up with an innovative way using Snapchat to record and share stories from victims and survivors of sexual violence without releasing their identity. India struggles with a widespread mentality of victim-blaming and ostracizing. These video recordings are a way to humanize sexual violence and raise awareness of its prevalence in India. Click here to read more.

Resources
 
Love While Challenging Racist Behavior

Washington, USA. This tool was created by Move to End Violence coach Ana Perez, and was first published by The Interaction Institute for Social Change. This tool explores ways in which a person can facilitate group dialogues and exercises that aim to challenge and disempower racist behavior.
 
 
Take the Next 21-Day Self-Care Challenge
 

            

Washington, DC - Move to End Violence is hosting a 21-Day Self-Care Challenge that starts on the first Tuesday of every month. Move to End Violence believes that to achieve lasting social change, we need a movement that is driven by powerful, creative, and impactful individuals. To show up as our most innovative and strategic selves, we need to consciously practice self-care.

Click here for more details and to register.
Training and Workshops
In Person Conferences
 

YWCA Children's Exposed to Violence


                      

Regina, SK - The Children's Exposed to Violence (CEV) program is a fall and winter program that caters to children ages 5-16. It provides tools for children to explore feelings, recognize abuse and find healthy ways to deal with conflict.

Click
here for more information and to register for the program.
 

SAFE Ireland Summit

                      

Dublin, Ireland -
SAFE Ireland is the National Social Change Agency working on eradicating domestic violence in Ireland. This summit gathers world thinkers, creators and doers who have so much to contribute to the vision of a safe country. Expect more than 20 fascinating speakers, experience the installations of art, video and music in our Corporate Partner’s SAFE Ireland Spaces, and enjoy exceptional networking with more than 200 like-minded individuals. 

Event Details:
November 14-15, 2016
The Round Room at the Mansion House
Dublin, Ireland

Click
here fore more information and to register for the summit.
Web Conferences
 

Transformative Movement Building Webinars

 

                   


Move to End Violence is hosting six free webinars that focuses on the transformative power of movements in solving world problems.Each session will provide an opportunity to engage with a concept, hear stories about what that concept looks like in practice, and learn about a new tool or resource that can help you bring this idea home.

  • Webinar names and dates:
    • Transformative Movements​ - 9/20/16
    • Lead with Vision & Purpose​ - 10/4/16
    • Deep Embodiment -10/25/16
    • Radical Connection​ - 11/15/16 (tentative)
    • Strategic Navigation​ - 11/29/16
    • Transformative Strategy​ - 12/13/16
Click here for more information and to register for the free webinars.
 

Equitable Trauma-Informed Strategies to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence

                                          
             

Sexual and domestic violence impacts all communities. Communities that face higher rates of sexual and domestic violence often also face inequities in other forms of violence and trauma. Multiple forms of violence and systemic inequities contribute to high levels of community trauma. This webinar will explore how sexual and domestic violence prevention practice addresses the reality of systemic inequalities from one community to the next. It will also explore how to infuse equity considerations and an understanding of individual and community trauma in prevention practice.
The webinar will be held on September 7, 2016.

Click
here for more details and to register.
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