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Responding to Sexual Violence in Medicine Hat – Part 1

Responding to Sexual Violence in Medicine Hat – Part 1

It’s probably happened to someone you know. A friend, a coworker, a family member. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men are sexually assaulted in their lifetime, often before the age of 18 (Badgley, 1984). Help and support is available, but many people don’t know what to expect when they reach out for that help. This series of articles will explore the Medicine Hat Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and how each agency plays a vital role in addressing and responding to this issue in our community.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2016

May 20, 2016

Media Release

Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC) Presents 8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Campaign to End Sexual Violence Against Women

ABOUT WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender based violence (www.walkamileinhershoes.org). What started as a small group of men willing to “walk a mile” in women’s high heels has turned into a fun annual campaign taking place in cities all around the world, including Medicine Hat, AB.

Media Release - One Billion Rising 2016

 

February 1, 2016

Media Release – For Immediate Release

Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC) & The Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society (MHWSS) Continue the “One Billion Rising” Movement to End Violence Against Women, Men, and Children

ABOUT 1 BILLION RISING: Since 2012 a worldwide movement has aimed to shake the Earth through dance, drums, and the power of our voice. One Billion Rising, an annual campaign every February 14th bringing awareness to gender-based violence, is entering its fourth year with the theme of “My Revolution.”

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