One year after sexual violence and harassment reached a groundswell of awareness with the #MeToo movement, the tougher questions remain: What are the causes of sexual violence? And how can we stop it?
These questions were the focus of a CAMH research symposium on September 24, called Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment: Current Research and Prevention.
“Perhaps the title of this event is ambitious, but I believe there is a movement that is unstoppable,” said CAMH’s Dr. Samantha Wells, symposium chair and the main driver behind the idea and implementation of the symposium, when opening the event. “Survivors are demanding change. Many people are working to understand and end sexual violence.”
The takeaway from the event is research and community initiatives are making important strides in tackling sexual violence from many angles.