Sexualized violence

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Consent. It starts with a conversation.

We all play a role in preventing sexualized violence at UVic - both online and in person. This begins with communications about how to practice respect and consent in our daily lives. This is important because we all have the right to live, learn and work in a safe and inclusive environment. Whether it is with our friends, classmates, coworkers, colleagues, teammates or service providers, it is up to us to respect other people and their boundaries, and to practice consent in all of our interactions. This includes everything from seemingly little things, like posting someone's photo online, to the bigger things that involve asking someone for a kiss or out on a date. Find out how to start the conversation, where to get support, and what you can do to prevent sexualized violence in all areas of your lives.

The Sexualized Violence Resource Office in Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) offers information, support, and education for all UVic community members. You can contact the office for confidential advice, to access support options, and to find out more about UVic’s policy. You can reach us by phone at 250-721-8021 or by email at svpcoordinator@uvic.ca to book a virtual appointment. Our physical office is located in Sedgewick Building, Room C119.