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Indian Female

Latin America

The policy is very relevant, because it has been shown that the university, mostly during the first two years, is where/when a lot of people go through sexual violence. […] So, I feel like it…

I think the person that’s gonna help someone that has suffered sexual assault has got to be trustworthy and they have to be compassionate, like, someone who puts themselves in other people’s shoes, that are…

Like the other girl said, it needs to be shared; and it needs to reach more people to prevent further violence, to better support survivors, and to heal and recover. It is nice that it…

They [survivors] don’t wanna hear, “Oh, you should have done this,” or “What were you wearing?”or “What were you doing? Were you drinking? Were you drunk?” Because that is just judging the person and that…

I know some people are aware. Like, for example, here in Canada, we are taught and we can read about it [the policy], but since we are such an international community and we all have…

I feel like that’s where SMU should use, like, a workshop, or like, the million other activities that they have, and be like alright, this is the deal with sexual violence, this is what’s supposed…

My question is, is there any support after all this has already happened? Let’s say, I suffered a sexual assault, I speak up and all this stuff, but do I have support after all that?…

I would advise them [university staff who work with SV/SA policies] to be more considerate of other cultures and their traditions. Like, some things that happen here, we may not think that it’s inappropriate, but…

Participant 1: Yeah, people may say that this is taboo, but it is not really a taboo, because everybody can experience it, like, females, males – any type of person, you know? Facilitator: […] even…

I think something that I would advise is to make the policy more reachable, the whole topic itself, because it’s not the same- for example, imagine that you are in a situation and you are…