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BC Working On New Bill For Universities To Require Sexual Assault Policies

Some of the province’s most familiar universities, including UBC, SFU, and UVic have all had their fair share of sexual assault concerns within the past year, and the government of British Columbia is finally stepping in.

While universities have been relatively quiet on the issues, there has been public out-crys from students calling on administrators to take action and review policies.

Christy Clark has announced that the government will work with the legislature to pass a new law requiring post-secondary institutions to have a clear-cut sexual assault policy in place. Clark also added that the government needs to do more to protect women from sexual assaults, especially since it’s becoming a rising issue.

The Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act was introduced earlier this month and requires institutions to formulate and maintain policies to prevent further sexual violence on school campuses.

The lack of sexual assault policies is a trend across the country, with many advocates in Canada calling for similar legislation and support services for victims.

 

 

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