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Gender-Based Violence in Schools and the Intersectional Experiences of Black-Canadian Girls

2023

Gender-Based Violence in Schools and the Intersectional Experiences of Black-Canadian Girls

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A recent CBC survey revealed that one in four girls in Canadian schools experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact. This research also found that 45% of students did not report experiences of violence of any kind, and when instances of violence were disclosed, students reported unsatisfactory responses from their schools. Statistics on gender-based violence in schools, disaggregated by race and gender, are not yet available in Canada. However, findings from the United States suggest that African-American girls are at increased risk of experiencing various types of sexual harassment and gender-based violence, and are more susceptible to negative psychological and social outcomes as a result. This webinar, featuring guest speaker Rashelle Litchmore, discusses the unique experiences of female identified adolescents of African descent in Canada, and their experiences with gender-based violence in schools. Specific attention is given to cultures of violence, how they manifest, and the need to attend to prevention, as opposed to the current focus on punishment, when addressing the intersectional experiences of Black girls.

Learning Network. (2023, March 15). Gender-Based Violence in Schools and the Intersectional Experiences of Black-Canadian Girls⁠⁠ [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/ibe1XHAX2cw

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