In June 2015, the Liberal Government released Nova Scotia’s first provincial Sexual Violence Strategy. At Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, we know how critical having a focused strategy to prevent and address sexualized violence is, and the positive impacts that this effort has on the clients we serve and the broader community. We also know that a key component of this work is addressing the socio-political culture that fosters sexism, oppression, and social injustice. We are proud to provide programs and services that address sexualized violence and its root causes, and support survivors across the Halifax Regional Municipality.
In this page, you will find a number of resources detailing sexualized violence in Nova Scotia and throughout Canada, your role as a politician in addressing it, and some information on the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, the unique services it offers and the challenges it’s facing. Sexualized violence is a real and pressing election issue in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotians need the support of our government representatives to prevent sexualized violence/abuse and support survivors. You can make a difference.
Listen to an interview with Jackie Stevens on News 95.7’s The Sheldon MacLeod Show (May 24, 2017)
Listen to an interview with Jackie Stevens on News 95.7’s The Rick Howe Show (May 19, 2017)
Listen to an interview with Jackie Stevens on News 95.7’s The Sheldon MacLeod Show (May 18, 2017)
Read an op-ed by Jackie Stevens in the Local Xpress (May 12, 2017)