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Let the Truth Talk is brought to you by the Harmony Project, based out of the YWCA in Banff. The Harmony Project brings together local service providers working towards ending sexual violence in our the Bow Valley. Through our collaborative and community-minded approach, our work focuses on Education awareness, Prevention, Training and support for survivors and their family/friends. Our conversations model how our community can engage in important discussions around consent, boundaries and healthy relationships with yourself and others.

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Let the Truth Talk is brought to you by the Harmony Project, based out of the YWCA in Banff. The Harmony Project brings together local service providers working towards ending sexual violence in our the Bow Valley. Through our collaborative and community-minded approach, our work focuses on Education awareness, Prevention, Training and support for survivors and their family/friends. Our conversations model how our community can engage in important discussions around consent, boundaries and healthy relationships with yourself and others.

    Truth #8 - There are ways that people resist sexual assault other than screaming for help or physically fighting back

    Truth #8 - There are ways that people resist sexual assault other than screaming for help or physically fighting back

    Thanks for checking out the second season of Let the Truth Talk. When dismantling the myths around sexual violence, the facts should always come first. This season your hosts Tara and Tandia will be talking about some common misconceptions around sexual violence in our society. These misconceptions can prevent victims from speaking out, seeking help and holding perpetrators responsible for the assault.  Getting the facts and dismantling these myths are an important step in ending sexual violence, and finding ways to best support survivors of sexual violence.   

    Truth #8 - There are ways that people resist sexual assault other than screaming for help or physically fighting back 
     
    The Harmony Project’s diverse stakeholders through expertise and experience are working together to end sexualized violence in the Bow Valley.  The Harmony Project is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services on behalf of the Government of Alberta.   
    Please let us know what you think of this episode in the comments and what you’d like to be featured in future seasons!  remember to like and subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and If you like what we’re doing please share our podcast.  You can find us at www.harmonyproject.ca or send us an email at YPS@ywcabanff.ca.    
    Thanks for tuning in!  
      
    Works sited: 
     First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training. AASAS, 2011.  
    Pain to Power: Using Public Narrative and Community Organizing to Create a More Equitable World. Kathryn Evans, Ja’Nae Bates.  NSAC Conference, 2021.  
    http://www.nationalsexualassaultconference.org/2021/06/27/pain-to-power-using-public-narrative-and-community-organizing-to-create-a-more-equitable-world/ 
    https://www.calgarywomensshelter.com/images/pdf/cwesResistancebookletfinalweb.pdf 

    • 13 min
    Truth #7 - Someone incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent

    Truth #7 - Someone incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent

    Thanks for checking out the second season of Let the Truth Talk. When dismantling the myths around sexual violence, the facts should always come first. This season your hosts Tara and Tandia will be talking about some common misconceptions around sexual violence in our society. These misconceptions can prevent victims from speaking out, seeking help and holding perpetrators responsible for the assault.  Getting the facts and dismantling these myths are an important step in ending sexual violence, and finding ways to best support survivors of sexual violence.   

    Truth #7 - Someone incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent 
     
    The Harmony Project’s diverse stakeholders through expertise and experience are working together to end sexualized violence in the Bow Valley.  The Harmony Project is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services on behalf of the Government of Alberta.  
    Please let us know what you think of this episode in the comments and what you’d like to be featured in future seasons!  remember to like and subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and If you like what we’re doing please share our podcast.  You can find us at www.harmonyproject.ca or send us an email at YPS@ywcabanff.ca.   
    Thanks for tuning in! 
     
    Works Cited 
    https://cfs-fcee.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Sexual-Violence-on-Campus.pdf 
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4484270/ 
    Fact Sheet- Sexual Assault and Harassment. Canadian Women’s Foundation. August 2016. 
     

    • 12 min
    Truth #6 - Alcohol is the substance used most frequently to facilitate sexual assault

    Truth #6 - Alcohol is the substance used most frequently to facilitate sexual assault

    Thanks for checking out the second season of Let the Truth Talk. When dismantling the myths around sexual violence, the facts should always come first. This season your hosts Tara and Tandia will be talking about some common misconceptions around sexual violence in our society. These misconceptions can prevent victims from speaking out, seeking help and holding perpetrators responsible for the assault.  Getting the facts and dismantling these myths are an important step in ending sexual violence, and finding ways to best support survivors of sexual violence.   

    Truth #6 - Alcohol is the substance used most frequently to facilitate sexual assault.
     
    The Harmony Project’s diverse stakeholders through expertise and experience are working together to end sexualized violence in the Bow Valley.  The Harmony Project is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services on behalf of the Government of Alberta.  
    Please let us know what you think of this episode in the comments and what you’d like to be featured in future seasons!  remember to like and subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and If you like what we’re doing please share our podcast.  You can find us at www.harmonyproject.ca or send us an email at YPS@ywcabanff.ca.   
    Thanks for tuning in! 
     
     
    Works Cited 
    http://www.vawlearningnetwork.ca/our-work/briefs/brief-20.html 
    Fact Sheet- Sexual Assault and Harassment. Canadian Women’s Foundation. August 2016. 

    • 8 min
    Truth #5 - A person’s behaviour, attitude or appearance never provokes, invites or justifies sexual assault

    Truth #5 - A person’s behaviour, attitude or appearance never provokes, invites or justifies sexual assault

    Thanks for checking out the second season of Let the Truth Talk. When dismantling the myths around sexual violence, the facts should always come first. This season your hosts Tara and Tandia will be talking about some common misconceptions around sexual violence in our society. These misconceptions can prevent victims from speaking out, seeking help and holding perpetrators responsible for the assault.  Getting the facts and dismantling these myths are an important step in ending sexual violence, and finding ways to best support survivors of sexual violence.   

    Truth #5 - A person’s behaviour, attitude or appearance (dress/clothing) never provokes, invites or justifies sexual assault. 
     
    The Harmony Project’s diverse stakeholders through expertise and experience are working together to end sexualized violence in the Bow Valley.  The Harmony Project is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services on behalf of the Government of Alberta.  
    Please let us know what you think of this episode in the comments and what you’d like to be featured in future seasons!  remember to like and subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and If you like what we’re doing please share our podcast.  You can find us at www.harmonyproject.ca or send us an email at YPS@ywcabanff.ca.   
    Thanks for tuning in! 
     
    Works Cited 
    https://www.mic.com/articles/141781/here-are-9-times-clothing-was-blamed-for-sexual-assault-rather-than-the-obvious 
     
    https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2019001/article/00017-eng.htm 
     
    https://www.sexassault.ca/statistics.htm 
    http://www.consented.ca/myths/provocative-clothing-is-a-risk-factor/ 
     
    https://www.boredpanda.com/what-were-you-wearing-sexual-assault-art-exhibition/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic 

    • 12 min
    Truth #4 - Sexual assault can happen in a committed relationship

    Truth #4 - Sexual assault can happen in a committed relationship

    Thanks for checking out the second season of Let the Truth Talk. When dismantling the myths around sexual violence, the facts should always come first. This season your hosts Tara and Tandia will be talking about some common misconceptions around sexual violence in our society. These misconceptions can prevent victims from speaking out, seeking help and holding perpetrators responsible for the assault.  Getting the facts and dismantling these myths are an important step in ending sexual violence, and finding ways to best support survivors of sexual violence.   

    Truth #4 - Sexual assault can happen in a committed relationship  
     
    The Harmony Project’s diverse stakeholders through expertise and experience are working together to end sexualized violence in the Bow Valley.  The Harmony Project is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services on behalf of the Government of Alberta.  
    Please let us know what you think of this episode in the comments and what you’d like to be featured in future seasons!  remember to like and subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and If you like what we’re doing please share our podcast.  You can find us at www.harmonyproject.ca or send us an email at YPS@ywcabanff.ca.   
    Thanks for tuning in! 
     
    Works Cited 
    https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sexual-assault 
    Fact Sheet- Sexual Assault and Harassment. Canadian Women’s Foundation. August 2016. 

    • 11 min
    Truth #3 - Most victims are sexually assaulted by someone they know

    Truth #3 - Most victims are sexually assaulted by someone they know

    Thanks for checking out the second season of Let the Truth Talk. When dismantling the myths around sexual violence, the facts should always come first. This season your hosts Tara and Tandia will be talking about some common misconceptions around sexual violence in our society. These misconceptions can prevent victims from speaking out, seeking help and holding perpetrators responsible for the assault.  Getting the facts and dismantling these myths are an important step in ending sexual violence, and finding ways to best support survivors of sexual violence. 

    Truth #3 - Most victims are sexually assaulted by someone they know.  In more than 80% of sexual assaults, the perpetrator is someone the victim knows. 

    The Harmony Project’s diverse stakeholders through expertise and experience are working together to end sexualized violence in the Bow Valley.  The Harmony Project is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services on behalf of the Government of Alberta. 
    Please let us know what you think of this episode in the comments and what you’d like to be featured in future seasons!  remember to like and subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and If  you like what we’re doing please share our podcast.  You can find us at www.harmonyproject.ca or send us an email at YPS@ywcabanff.ca.  
    Thanks for tuning in! 



    Works Cited  
    Sexual Assault Statistics in Canada. SexAssault.ca  
    https://www.sexassault.ca/statistics.htm 
    Bill C-46: Records Applications Post-Mills, A Caselaw Review. Department of Justice, Government of Canada. July 2015.  
    https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/ccs-ajc/rr06_vic2/p3_4.html 
    Gender-based violence and unwanted sexual behavior in Canada, 2018: Initial findings from the Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces. Statistics Canada. 2019. 
     
    https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/191205/dq191205b-eng.htm 
     
    Fact Sheet- Sexual Assault and Harassment. Canadian Women’s Foundation. August 2016. 

    • 7 min

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