Talk about it!
Talking about healthy relationships is one of the first steps to preventing relationship violence. Start these conversations with your friends.
- Share articles and infographics about healthy relationships on social media.
- Check in with a friend if you are worried about them.
- Be someone your friends can talk to if something is going wrong in their relationships. We have more information to help you support a friend.
Put up posters on your campus
Make posters about healthy relationships and consent and put them up around your campus. The posters can be simple and handmade with messages about things like healthy relationships and consent. You can also find great posters on the internet that you can order or print yourself. Here are some examples:
- Gender Based Violence Prevention Project
- Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton
- Status of Women Canada
- Backbone Zone
- Draw The Line
- I am a Kind Man
- Men Can Stop Rape
Volunteer at events
Many campuses already have events around health relationships and dealing with gender based violence already happening. Help out with these events and raise awareness on your campus. There are often campus events on December 6th to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and on February 14th to mark the Women’s Memorial March for missing and murdered indigenous women.
Helping out at events like this is a great way to start getting involved. It helps to raise awareness on campus and open up the conversation about how to end gender based violence.
Sexual assault centres or other student services give presentations to classes about addressing relationship violence and sexual assault on campus…but only if they are requested!
If groups on your campus offers these kind of presentations, ask your professors to invite them to your class.