Nova Scotia’s First Sexual Violence Strategy

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Nova Scotia’s First Sexual Violence Strategy

Sexual violence is a serious health, social and public safety issue in Nova Scotia. We know that incidents of sexual violence are under-reported in our province. In June 2015 the province released its first sexual violence strategy ENGLISH | FRENCH.

Some of the key actions that will take place in years two and three of the strategy include:

  • Helping people get urgent support faster through existing crisis lines, online and other new technologies
  • Expanding the Sexual Assault Nurse Practitioner (SANE) Program in Sydney and Western Nova Scotia
  • Creating nine community support networks to coordinate counselling and support, visibility of services and help with navigation
  • Establishing a prevention innovation fund to support best practices, research, and evaluation

We invite you to read the plan and look for ways to get involved at the community level. It will take the effort of communities, victims, service organizations, governments and individuals to prevent sexual violence in Nova Scotia.

  • Progress Report - Breaking the Silence We are delighted to announce that the Year 2 Progress Report of Nova Scotia’s Sexual Violence Strategy is now available. Please share widely! Thank you to everyone who has been involved thus far. We value your time, energy and contributions. We couldn’t do this without you!
  • Rapport d’étape - Rompre le silence C’est avec grand plaisir que nous annonçons la publication du rapport d’étape de la deuxième année de la Stratégie de lutte contre la violence sexuelle en Nouvelle-Écosse. Répandez la bonne nouvelle! Merci à tous ceux qui ont participé à la stratégie jusqu’à présent. Vos contributions, votre énergie et votre temps sont très importants pour nous. Nous ne pourrions pas y arriver sans votre aide!
  • 9 Community Support Locations Map of the 9 Community Support Network Locations across the province.
  • Provincial Committee Members.
  • View the Minister's introductory video

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