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How to help survivors of sexual assault

In our ongoing campaign for the month of May on sexual violence, our committee has created some strategies regarding how you can best support survivors of sexual assault.


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Violence against women of colour and trans women

As a group that advocates for ALL women, CSWAG has chosen this post to bring awareness to the disparity of sexual violence against women of colour and trans women, in order to begin much needed conversations.

Links: ### NEEDS LINKS

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Stratagies for dissipating rape culture

As May is sexual violence awareness month in Canada, CSWAG has decided to have a social media campaign to ignite conversations and education on such an important topic. To start off our campaign we have created a thread of how to dissipate rape culture.


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Sexual Assault Awareness month

One of CSWAG’s guiding principles is to spread awareness and education. Please take the time to go through this thread to learn about statistics and long-term effects of sexual assault.


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We are Women, poem

We are women

My body is my body

My body isn’t a buffet for you to pick and choose

I am not your toy for you to play with

I am a woman who deserves your respect

She did not tell you that you could touch her

She did not say yes, so why did you say she did

She told you to stop, but you kept going

She was uncomforatble, and you were pleased

We walk doen the streets scared for our lives

We cover and hide the beauties because you cant control yourself and your desires

You say not all men, but yet you make jokes about women

You say not all men, so why dont you do something

Women and girls are not your possession

Women and girls shouldn’t have to wait until they are older to feel safe

Women and girls gave life to you, and you choose to ruin our lives

Women and girls are human just as much, if not more than you

Avery H, CSWAG member

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Sarah Everad

Following the tragic death of Sarah Everad, here are some ways to be mindful with your actions and keep everyone feeling safe, like Sarah should have been while she walked home.

Links: What can men do? # BROKEN LINK

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Women of influence

Here is a thread we have put together about some amazing women and their influence! Have a read:)

Links: Intersectionality matters #BROKEN LINK

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International Women’s day

As one of the goals of this committee is to educate the community about issues with gender inequality around the world and within our school, we thought it best to launch our Instagram with information on something celebrated not only within our school culture or even our city, but across the globe. 

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate women and girls. It is day about empowerment and acknowledging the progress the world has made, while also pledging to help make a better tomorrow. These are all values that this committee holds close to its heart, and so above we have included information about this awesome day, as well as some more helpful information and resources to kickstart our favourite value of International Women’s Day: helping to make a better tomorrow.

Links: IWD history # BROKEN LINK


Say ‘hello’ to CSWAG!

Hello Western! We are CSWAG, the Committee on the
Status of Women and Girls. This committee was
created for several purposes, and the main propellor to
get this committee going was making sure that ALL
genders at Western felt safe at school. As a
committee, we want to educate on gender bias, ensure
that sexual assault victims have resources, and to
assure that all genders, especially women and girls, to
have a voice at our school, and to assure, above all else,
that they are heard. We are very excited to begin a new
chapter at Western, and we look forward to working
alongside you all.