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By Lindsay Yates My name is Lindsay Yates and I am a fourth year student at Trent studying gender studies and media studies. I became part of the Trent Impact Program in 2016 where I was given the opportunity to gain leadership skills through workshops and...

The LGBTQ* Task Force for Peterborough City & County was founded following the Lessons From Behind the Door Needs Assessment describing the invisibility of the LGBTQ* community in this region and the community's experience of violence against sexuality, gender expression and gender identity (gender based violence). The...

Fleming College, Trent University and their student associations are encouraging communication around sexual consent through a new campaign aimed at post-secondary students and the public. The campaign #DoYouTalkConsent? is a partnership between Fleming, Trent, the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, and PARN-Your Community AIDS Resource Network, ,...

The Back-to-School season is upon us and for the Centre, it's a time to recognize that women between 15 and 24 years of age are at highest risk of sexual violence, including sexual harassment and assault. In addition, indigenous women, women of colour and people...

The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) and the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre stand behind Mandi Gray and her statement on her experiences with the Canadian Criminal Justice System. In July of 2016, in an unprecedented ruling, Mustafa Ururyar was found guilty of the...

First in a Series in a Partnership between JOURNEY Magazine and the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre. Reprinted with permission from JOURNEY Magazine. See the original post here.   By Melodie McCullough Motherhood: A time of joy, a time of feeling loved, a time in a woman’s life when everything...

In solidarity with all members of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, we share this statement: In 2014, when allegations of violence against women were first brought against Jian Ghomeshi, many responded with disbelief: he “sounded plausible and open,”[1] Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente admitted...

By Leslye O'Mara On February 23, 2016 the Centre’s clinical counsellor and I hosted an evening engaging guests in conversation about different aspects of the Ghomeshi case and larger societal reactions. None of us were experts in law or this particular case, but it has brought...