It Happens Here

IT HAPPENS HERE

IT HAPPENS HERE is a college-wide initiative that seeks to raise awareness, stimulate discussion and develop strategies to reduce incidents of sexual assault on campus and within the broader community. Please be advised that the information contained in this website may be upsetting to some users.
Sexual assault happens…
So must awareness, support, and change
SEXUAL ASSAULT HAPPENS
  • 1 woman in 3 has been the victim of at least one sexual assault from the age of 16.
  • 1 man in 6 will be sexually assaulted over the course of his life.
  • 68% of victims are under 18 years of age.
  • 83% of sexual assault victims are women (of whom 53% are girls and 30% are adults).
  • Over 75% of Native girls under 18 have been sexually assaulted…
  • Slightly more than 8 in 10 victims know their attacker.
  • Up to 90% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police.
Information Guide for Sexual Assault Victims
Montreal Coordinating Group on Sexual Assault (2012)
AWARENESS HAPPENS HERE
Help break the silence by making your mark or sharing your story.
SUPPORT HAPPENS HERE
Peer referral and professional counselling services are available at Dawson College.
CHANGE HAPPENS HERE
Contribute to the Manifesto for Change or participate in one of our project activities.


IT HAPPENS HERE is a project initiated by Inspire Solutions and Women’s/Gender Studies.