Province Launches Powerful Campaign against Sexual Violence and Abuse
October 15, 2015
The Government of Saskatchewan continues to address the major issue of sexual violence and abuse through the #WhoWillYouHelpSK public awareness campaign. The campaign calls on all citizens to value and protect people, particularly vulnerable women and girls, who are at the highest risk of violence and abuse.
“Saskatchewan’s high rate of violence and abuse, including domestic and sexual violence, is unacceptable and has to stop,” Premier Brad Wall said. “All citizens, communities and government can play a role in ending such violence. I hope the ads help to cause us all to take action.”
Over the next few weeks, a video with a powerful message can be viewed on Facebook, YouTube, television, and in movie theatres. The video demonstrates everyone’s responsibility to intervene in situations where someone is at risk of, or experiencing, sexual violence or abuse.
“Attitudes that legitimize sexual violence and misogyny are an ongoing impediment to the safety of our province’s women and girls,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. “This campaign encourages everyone to be a voice for those being victimized, including when that means intervening to stop inappropriate behaviour.”
Citizens are encouraged to join the conversation by sharing the video on social media, using the hashtag #WhoWillYouHelpSK. To view and share the video, visit the Government of Saskatchewan Facebook page.
For information on where to go for help in Saskatchewan if you are, or know someone who is, a victim of sexual violence and abuse, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/whowillyouhelpsk.
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