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SASS Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS), the University of Saskatchewan’s Community-University Institute (CUISR) for Social Research and Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) released an in-depth research report on the state of sexual violence in Saskatchewan on Wednesday, April 29.
 
The report, Sexual Violence in Saskatchewan: Voices, Stories, Insights, and Actions from the Front Lines, aims to garner a comprehensive understanding of sexual violence in Saskatchewan through an examination of sexual violence experiences and the existing strengths and gaps in service provision. 
 
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“A culture of perpetration”: what’s behind sexual violence in Saskatchewan

On April 29 Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS) released a report titled “Sexual Violence in Saskatchewan: Voices, Stories, Insights and Actions from the Front Lines.” The report is the final piece in a three-year long project.

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Concerns about justice continue for Sask. sex assault survivors

Survivors of sexual assault in Saskatchewan continue to struggle with the way they’re dealt with in the justice system and within other institutions, according to a report released on Wednesday.

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Study on survivors of sexual violence in Sask. finds low satisfaction with law enforcement

Less than one-third of the sexual violence primary survivors in Saskatchewan who took part in a new study made a formal incident report to police.

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Newly released research suggests Sask. has one of the highest rates of sexual victimization in Canada

Less than one-third of the sexual violence primary survivors in Saskatchewan who took part in a new study made a formal incident report to police.

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Sexual violence a prevalent issue in Saskatchewan: researchers

Sexual violence is a difficult topic to talk about, but a new study says a lot of work needs to be done in Saskatchewan to deal with it.

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Member Agency Updates

Envision Counselling & Support Centre Inc.

Counselling is available by phone or video session, and we are currently accepting new clients. 
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Featured Member Agency

Piwapan Women's Centre
 
Piwapan Women's Centre has offered a full range of residential and outreach services specializing in helping women and children impacted by family violence. Piwapan plays a key role in servicing La Ronge area and small communitees in Northern SK.
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In The News

Envision Reports Uptick In Domestic Violence

With people spending more time indoors with their partners than ever before, one unfortunate side effect of COVID-19 has been a rise in domestic violence claims. Envision Counseling and Support Center reports domestic violence incidents have spiked in this time of isolation not only in Estevan but for all their offices in the Southeast.  

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Notice of appeal filed to Supreme Court after Sask. sex assault conviction overturned

Saskatchewan's highest court ordered a new trial last month for Awet Mehari after it overturned the finding of guilt in a sexual assault case, but now the appeal court's decision may be considered by the highest court in the country. 

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‘Pandemic of violence’: Calls mount for recognition of misogyny in Nova Scotia shooting

A week has gone by since the deadliest shooting in Canadian history, and calls are mounting for acknowledgment of the gender-based violence that occurred as part of the Nova Scotia gunman’s rampage.

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Coronavirus: Trudeau announces $40M for women’s shelters, $10M for Indigenous women and kids

According to Trudeau, who spoke to reporters at a press conference in Ottawa, $40 million would be slated for women’s shelters and sexual assault centres across the country. 

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Resources

New Online Platform Launches to Provide Canadians with Immediate Mental Health and Substance Use Support

People in Canada, regardless of where they live or their age, can access immediate virtual mental health and substance use support with the launch of Wellness Together Canada, a historic initiative launched through a joint venture with Stepped Care Solutions, Kids Help Phone and Homewood Health, supported by Greenspace Health, in response to growing mental health concerns with the escalation of COVID-19.

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