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African Female

We don’t really talk about sexual assault

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 be more forthcoming with information and they will be better able to speak about certain things, whereas Caribbean people, [...] they can't process that this is happening to them because they compartmentalize it, you know, they push it down.


  • 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.