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Asian Female

The victims are not protected well

In countries in Southeast Asia, the victims are not protected well when they report sexual violence. That is the fact. So, when any person in CBU [supports] the victims from Southeast Asia, I think I will advise those people, first they should [...] try to have a victim aware of the procedure they can [use to] report. [They should try] to have the victim to [be] aware [they] can protect the victims when they report the case, and encourage the victim to report the case [...] so that the issue can be solved and the violating people will be liable for what they are doing.


  • Consider how a student's identities might affect their expectations and concerns when accessing supports following a sexual assault, or when involved in a sexual assault investigation.

  • Deliver accessible education about Canadian sexual assault laws, including how they work, and the ways they tend to fail survivors in practice.

  • Emphasize the victim's right to decide whether they would like to report the incident after they have disclosed it to the university. Ensure the victim is aware of the formal and informal routes for reporting, including the option of reporting to the police. Clearly communicate any limits to confidentiality.