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Latin America

Participant 1: I think, for example, since we are from Latin America, and we come from very low resources. Not the majority, but some people do. For example, my grandmother barely finished her school, but…

The thing that I just noticed is the International Centre does not mention anything of this policy and it’s obvious that minority groups, which is basically international students, are the ones experiencing higher risks of…

My advice regarding security staff is that they should be more helpful. In my experience, there’s one time I went with them for a problem that I had on campus, and at the beginning they…

My advice for them [university staff who work with SV/SA policies] would be to really do their research about our culture, that is, from Latin America, so they won’t make accusations or assumptions and stereotypes,…

I think something that I would advise is to make the policy more reachable, the whole topic itself, because it’s not the same- for example, imagine that you are in a situation and you are…

I would advise them [university staff who work with SV/SA policies] to be more considerate of other cultures and their traditions. Like, some things that happen here, we may not think that it’s inappropriate, but…

I feel like that’s where SMU should use, like, a workshop, or like, the million other activities that they have, and be like alright, this is the deal with sexual violence, this is what’s supposed…

They [survivors] don’t wanna hear, “Oh, you should have done this,” or “What were you wearing?”or “What were you doing? Were you drinking? Were you drunk?” Because that is just judging the person and that…

I think the person that’s gonna help someone that has suffered sexual assault has got to be trustworthy and they have to be compassionate, like, someone who puts themselves in other people’s shoes, that are…

Something I think also happens in the Latin community is that sometimes we can be a little bit too nosy, like, we want to know what happened just for our sake, but we should be,…