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African Female

You are a minority, so your voice doesn’t count

Participant 2: Say you are the only African in the class. If something happens, you don't even know how to say it because you feel -
Participant 1: like, "oh, I am the only African."
Participant 2: Like, you are a minority, so your voice doesn't count - your say doesn't matter. [...]
Participant 1: Let them know that their voice is heard and is important. Let them in on what happens, because sometimes we don't even know what is happening in the school, and it would be nice to be approached.
Facilitator: And see how things are going in their life.


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

  • Engage in activities to develop anti-racism as it pertains to sexual violence prevention and response. Apply anti-racist practices in these areas.

  • Engage with student leaders from diverse cultural backgrounds and genders when revising policy content and associated services. Ensure the concerns raised by these students are foregrounded in policy development and application.