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African Male

This type of stuff is slept on

We need to raise more awareness about problems like these, because I think in our culture, more than western culture, this type of stuff is slept upon. It’s not talked about enough, or it’s even more of a sensitive topic than it is here. So, people need to be aware that there is help, there is support, so that people from our culture don’t start feeling hopeless.


  • Create an inter-university and college roster of peer supporters and educators that includes international and domestic student leaders across genders.

  • Create and promote avenues for comprehensive consent education.

  • Create and promote avenues for comprehensive sex education.

  • Ensure all sexual violence prevention and response education and training opportunities actively deconstruct victim-blaming, rape myths and gender norms. Ensure these sessions take an intersectional approach to understanding sexual violence and supporting victim/survivors.

  • Use multiple formats to deliver accessible education about the SV/SA policy during orientation and at least once per semester