Working Towards Ending Sexual Violence in our Communities, as well as Raising Awareness of its Impact Locally, Nationally and Internationally
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse is working towards ending sexual violence in our communities, as well as raising awareness of its impact locally, nationally and internationally.
Sexual violence is a serious public health and human rights problem. In June 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) released a report highlighting violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’. In this report it was found that physical and/or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally.
The study highlights the need for all sectors to engage in eliminating tolerance for violence against women and better support for women who experience it.
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse recognizes this need and has been supporting individuals impacted by sexual violence and working towards attitudinal and behavioural change for the past 19 years. We are working collectively to continue to bring awareness of the crime of sexual violence to the forefront, by educating society about this crime, the impacts that it has on survivors, and the underlying attitudes that help perpetuate its normalcy.