Policies regarding campus sexual violence lack consistency across Canada: Opinion


In an article for The Conversation, University of Victoria scholars Katelin Albert and Nell Perry provide a review of provincial policies that respond to on-campus sexual violence. The authors applaud the fact that many of these provincial policies include explicit calls for prevention, but underline the inconsistencies between these approaches and note that many of these guidelines are also vague or unclear. Albert and Perry additionally state that some policies are based on increasing surveillance, as opposed to taking a survivor-centered approach. “There is lots of hard work being done to support students,” they conclude. “But efforts will remain sporadic until there is an established system that ensures accountability for consistent survivor-centered and trauma-informed policies across the country.”

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