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Feminist Issues are Student Issues

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Feminist issues are student issues. Students are impacted by sexism and misogyny on campus and the Dalhousie Student Union strives to challenge all discrimination on campus. This page is where you can find our ongoing campaigns to challenge sexism and misogyny on campus. 

 

Bill 114 

For decades, students have been at the forefront of calls for safer campuses free from sexual assault and violence. Now, the Nova Scotia NDP has taken action by introducing Bill 114, the Safer Universities and Collages Act, based on the Working Torwards Consent Culture lobby document presented by students.

In order to make sure the Safer Universities and Colleges Act becomes law, students and our allies need to put pressure on provincial MLAs from all political parties.

To get involved, contact the Vice President (Academic and External) at vpae@dsu.ca. Make sure to sign one of our postcards saying you support the passing of Bill 114 and share these images and video online! 

 

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The Sexual Assault and Harassment Phone Line 

The phone line is a service for anyone who has experienced sexualized or gender based violence, or is supporting someone who has experienced violence. The phone line is a pilot project currently set to run until November 16, 2015. 

The phone line is more than just a service though; it is a way to talk about sexist violence on campus. At the core of the phone line is believing people who have experienced sexual assault. To spread the word about the phone line, please use the shareable images below!

For more info on the phone line click HERE.

To get more involved, email the Vice President (Internal) at vpi@dsu.ca

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December 6th: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Dec6_General_web.pngOn December 6, 1989, 14 women students at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, were killed in a gender-based act of violence.

They were:

Geneviève Bergeron
Hélène Colgan
Nathalie Croteau
Barbara Daigneault
Anne-Marie Edward
Maud Haviernick
Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz    
Maryse Laganière
Maryse Leclair
Anne-Marie Lemay
Sonia Pelletier
Michèle Richard
Annie St-Arneault
Annie Turcotte

In 1991, the Parliament of Canada declared December 6th to be the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

The day now represents a time to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also a day for communities and individuals to speak out against all forms of violence against women and its impacts. Stay tuned more info on this years events.