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Canada Ottawa eyeing new expert committee to combat sexual violence

01:21  22 july  2020
01:21  22 july  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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According to Statistics Canada, one in three Canadian women will experience sexual harassment. It also called on the federal government to set up an expert committee “ to review and develop measures to benefit victims of sexual assault and domestic violence , and to restore their confidence in the

sexual violence in Canada. Ottawa eyeing new expert committee to combat sexual violence . According to Statistics Canada, one in three Canadian women will experience sexual harassment.

a group of people holding a sign: FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018 file photo, a marcher carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018 file photo, a marcher carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Canadian Members of Parliament unanimously backed a motion on Tuesday to condemn sexual violence and create an expert committee tasked with exploring ways to help victims.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh put forward the motion in the House of Commons that asked fellow parliamentarians to acknowledge the courage of victims and the worries of so many who "rightly fear that they will not be believed" or "that they will be intimidated, persecuted or let down."

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tackling sexual assault. Ottawa eyeing new expert committee to combat sexual violence . According to Statistics Canada, one in three Canadian women will experience sexual harassment.

Consequences of sexual violence As is the case with female victims of sexual assault, research suggests that male victims are likely to suffer from a range of psychological consequences, both in the immediate period after the assault and over the longer term. These include guilt, anger, anxiety

It also called on the federal government to set up an expert committee "to review and develop measures to benefit victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and to restore their confidence in the judicial and extrajudicial system."

READ MORE: Bloc Québécois’ Yves-François Blanchet denies sexual assault allegations dating back to 1999

That motion got support from all parties in the House of Commons and comes as Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet has repeatedly refused to answer questions from journalists in recent days about allegations of sexual misconduct dating back decades.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also faced allegations in 2018 of having groped a female reporter at a music festival roughly 20 years ago.

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That’s why after our well received interview with Arlene, a sexual abuse survivor, we turned to Sheryl Heron, M.D. She’s a domestic violence expert at Emory University School of Medicine and assistant dean and professor, helping students and other doctors spot warning signs of abuse in the emergency

Problem/Condition: Sexual violence , stalking, and intimate partner violence are public health problems known to have a negative impact on millions of persons in the United States each year, not only by way of immediate harm but also through negative long-term health impacts.

READ MORE: Ex-B.C. reporter behind Trudeau groping allegation speaks out, says apology came 1 day later

Both the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP have seen members of their caucuses accused of inappropriate sexual conduct in recent years amid a broader cultural reckoning over systemic sexual discrimination and workplace harassment in a range of professional fields.

According to Statistics Canada, one in three Canadian women will experience unwanted sexual behaviour, most frequently unwanted sexual attention and unwanted sexual touching.

However, it's not clear when the expert committee could be formally created as the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate the government's focus.

Global News has reached out to the government requesting more details and this story will be updated with any response received.


Video: BQ leader Blanchet denies sexual misconduct allegations (Global News)

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