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For information about Avalon Sexual Assault Centre please visit the About Us section. For information, interviews or media statements, please contact:

Jackie Stevens, Executive Director
executivedirector@avaloncentre.ca


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Local Artists Join Voices to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault

Halifax – Local artists are coming together to take a stand against sexual assault and fundraise for Halifax’s Avalon Sexual Assault Centre during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Together Our Voices Are Powerful will be a night of song and a way to show collective resilience on April 21, 2018.

CTV Interview

"Non-profit Ladies Beer League & Avalon Sexual Assault Centre stops by to share their plans for the Safe Bars program in Halifax."

CBC News Article

'It's time': Women hoping to make Halifax's bars safer. 'When you're a server, you're constantly on the front lines,' Kelly Costello says.

The Coast

Making bars safer in Halifax
Avalon Sexual Assault Centre and Ladies Beer League fundraise for a local Safe Bars program

The Sheldon MacLeod Show

"Avalon Sexual Assault centre, and other crisis centres in the province could lose funding next month when their Community Support Network Grants expire. We speak with Jackie Stevens, executive director of Avalon to find out more..."

Huffington Post Canada article

Canada's #MeToo Movement Stretches Limits Of Sexual Assault Support Centres
The tide is turning on sexual violence. But rape crisis workers say their ability to respond hasn’t budged.

CBC Article

Advocates worry about sustainability of sexual violence services as grants expire

Analysis

LEAF and Avalon offer a feminist analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Al-Rawi

Panel

Panel discusses problems and opportunities around how the justice system handles sexualized violence

Metro News

'Re-examine everything:' Halifax victims' advocate talks impact, next steps after Ghomeshi verdict

News 95.7

Workshop on bystander intervention comes to Dalhousie as sexual assault remains top of mind

News 95.7

Local sexual assault support centre applauds decision to appeal acquittal of Halifax cabbie

News 95.7

Local women's advocacy group granted intervenor statues in Al-Rawi appeal

News 95.7

Two recent sex assault cases show need for reform to laws: Dal law professor

Metro News

Sex assault victims in Nova Scotia can now access free legal advice

CBC

Advocates worry about sustainability of sexual violence services as grants expire

CBC

Demand spiking for sexual assault services in Atlantic provinces

CBC

PTSD is a reality for sexual assault victims, says women's advocate

CBC

Halifax Pop Explosion taking steps to halt sexual assaults, improve accessibility

CBC

Demand spiking for sexual assault services in Atlantic provinces

Global

Avalon, Halifax police aim to break silence around sexualized violence with #StartByBelieving campaign

Metro

‘Losing hope:’ Woman feeling re-victimized by Halifax police after reporting sexual assault

CBC

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre can't rely 100% on government funding

CBC

Appeal argued in case of Halifax taxi driver acquitted of sexual assault

Global

Nova Scotia politicians at odds over how to respond in wake of taxi driver acquittal

Metro

More sexual assault victims are seeking services in Halifax, but advocates say there's not enough funding

CBC

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre says more legal support needed for victims

Global

Nova Scotia now offering free legal advice for sexual assault survivors

CBC

Advocates worry about sustainability of sexual violence services as grants expire