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Caribbean

Does the victim have any word or say? Is there, like, different levels of sexual violence to somewhat determine the consequences? Because the policy currently states that the consequences may include but are not limited…

Facilitator: How do you think older members of your family would respond to this policy? Whether parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents. Tell me who you are thinking of and what would they say. Participant 1: “Your…

Something that I think would be good for counsellors to know is that in the Caribbean, we don’t really talk about sexual assault, we rarely talk about sex, we rarely talk about consent. Canadians will…

Although it can be triggering, I think it is important that this information is introduced to students from early on, especially those who want to live on campus, and those who are off campus as…

When I told my mom what happened [being followed off campus to my apartent door], she was basically furious and she wanted to know right away what the school was doing with the situation; what’s…

Participant 1: Yeah, like how does that stuff work when you’re an international student? Like, are there additions for you because you’re an international student, so your needs may be different from that of a…

The relationship dynamics within the Caribbean, like, every relationship, is different but a lot of behaviours are normalized in our culture that would be seen as, I don’t wanna say abuse, like, basically, a lot…

I would say that it [discussions of sexual assault] is something that should be included during welcome weeks, especially coming from the Caribbean. Like, the topic could be sort of taboo; people might not want…

I think the first step of educating my children would be what constitutes sexual violence and what is some of the language you need to know. “What is consent,” the definition of that, and what…

Facilitator: Participant 1, how do you think your parents would respond to the policy? Participant 1: They wouldn’t listen. They would tell me, “Call the police! Call the embassy!” They will tell me, “Call all…

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