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Sexualized violence

We all have the right to live, learn and work in a safe and inclusive environment free from sexualized violence. Creating this kind of environment begins with having conversations about how to practice respect and consent in our daily lives.

UVic defines sexualized violence as any non-consensual, unwanted, actual, attempted, or threatened act or behaviour that is carried out through sexual means or by targeting a person’s sex, sexual identity, or gender identity or expression.

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Get support

If you or someone you know has experienced sexualized violence and there is an immediate health or safety concern, call 9-1-1. If the incident happened on campus, you should also call Campus Security at 250-721-7599 for 24/7 support.

If you do not have any immediate health or safety concerns but need information, advice, support and to know about your options in relation to sexualized violence, please contact the Sexualized Violence Resource Office in Equity and Human Rights (EQHR). We provide support to all students, staff and faculty at UVic.

Contact us

If you have questions, need advice, or want to make a disclosure or file a report, please call the sexualized violence resource and intake line at 250-721-8021 or email