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Sexual Violence Awareness -- Education, Prevention and Supports

We’ve designed this library guide on Sexual Violence Awareness -- Education, Prevention and Supports as a jumping-off point for research and resources related to sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence.


We’re equally committed to fostering a safe campus environment by ensuring everyone has the chance to work, learn, and access services in an inclusive and welcoming manner.

The terms outlined in this guide are for navigating search tools that may be external to RRC and may use alternative terms that are not reflective of the values at Red River College. 

Since 2022, RRC Polytech has started to use the acronym 2SLGBTQIA+ for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual, while + stands for other ways individuals express their gender and sexuality outside heteronormativity and the gender binary.

Embracing an acronym that begins with the Two-Spirit community is one more way to live our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, and aligned with terminology currently used in post-secondary education institutions across Canada.


2SLGBTQIA+ Perspectives

Canadians who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ are over three times more likely to experience physical or sexual assaults than persons who identify as heterosexual and cisgender. They are significantly more likely to experience inappropriate, unwanted sexual behaviours in public, online, or at work. In addition to these staggering figures, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons may face additional barriers in accessing medical, legal, and other supports following an incident of sexual violence.   

The resources below have been assembled to highlight 2SLGBTQIA+ perspectives on sexual assault. These resources are included throughout the guide but have been consolidated here as well for ease of review.

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Web-based Video Resources

LGBTQueering the Narrative of Sexual Violence | Paige Leigh Baker-Braxton | TEDxChicago

Dr. Baker-Braxton is also a Clinical Psychologist specializing in LGBT mental health and trauma Psy.D.was hired by Howard Brown Health to spearhead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the first LGBTQ-specific sexual assault response program in the nation: in.power*.

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