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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…

So, what I got from the policy is that with the other option, disclosing, that’s the only way you can be anonymous. Like, if you report it, it can’t be anonymous as well. You have…

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…

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…

I feel like one of the major fears for women, especially coming forward about sexual assault, is ridicule, or just everyone being able to identify them and point a finger at them. That’s something that…

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…

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…

How long after the incident are you allowed to report? Like, is there a timeframe that you have to report by? Or, let’s say that it happened months ago, can I still report it, or…

I think one piece of advice I will have is for them to treat every experience as individual. I wouldn’t want to say it all depends on culture- we are so diverse in a way…

Facilitator: What are some things we would ask ourselves when making suggestions [to a friend who has been sexually assaulted]? What would we need to think about before giving advice? Participant 1: Did you give…

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