No one asks for it!Saturday, May 03, 2014 by: Kate Adams
A small but dedicated group of residents turned out for the third annual "No one asks for it!" walk on Friday night.
The walk, hosted by Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing in partnership with the North Bay Police Service, coincides with the national Sexual Assault Prevention Month.
Brenda Quenneville, Executive Director of Amelia rising says the walk is intended to keep the conversation going about what is consent, stop putting the blame on the victim and to reinforce the need for prevention efforts.
"Sexual violence and rape share the same ugly faces as discrimination, prejudice and anger in our society," said Deputy Chief Shawn Devine, chair of Amelia Rising.
"By joining forces with the North Bay Police Service, other community partners and the public at large, we hope to not only draw attention to the harmful effects of violent behaviour on victims but also call an end to this unacceptable behaviour in our communities."