Students Partner with George Street Association to Fight Sexual Violence


News Release, Wed Sep 18, 2013 – download PDF

ST. JOHN’S — The Memorial University of Newfoundland Students’ Union is partnering with the George Street Association to distribute No Means No campaign materials in downtown bars during Sexual Violence Awareness Week.

“Young women face disproportionate levels of sexual and gender-based violence both on our campuses and in our communities,” said Candace Simms, Executive Director of External Affairs with the MUN Students’ Union. “It’s estimated that one in two women in this province will face sexual violence in their lifetime, making it more important than ever for us to take action to create safer spaces for all.”

For more than 20 years, students have participated in the Canadian Federation of Students’ No Means No campaign to educate and raise awareness about sexual violence and consent.

“The George Street Association is proud to support the Canadian Federation of Students’ No Means No campaign as part of its commitment to ensuring a safe environment for all George Street patrons,” added Seamus O’Keefe, Executive Director of the George Street Association.

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Students’ Union represents over 13, 000 undergraduate students at Memorial University’s St. John’s campus and is a member local of the Canadian Federation of Students.

 

For further information, please contact:

Candace Simms, Director of External Affairs

709.864.7633 (office) or 709.764.2206 (cellular)

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