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There is a fine line

People tend not to understand what - you know, there is a fine line between, like, being with a partner and that turning into sexual violence. You know, someone mentioned when you're drunk and you are with your partner and you get into the sexual act but then you decide not to do it and say "no." But sometimes that - people don’t understand that, and they don’t mean into the sexual violence way, but they don’t understand. Education for those kind of people is very important - they are those kind of people who, like, conducted a kind of sexual assault and are not aware of what it is you know.

Recommendations

  • Create and promote avenues for comprehensive consent education.

  • Ensure educational materials and initiatives explore relationships between sexual violence and drugs/alcohol. These materials should be mindful of pressures to over-consume and the fact that some international students are unfamiliar with drinking culture. Ensure and/or highlight the fact that no student who discloses or reports sexual assault will be penalized for substance use related to the incident in question.