Sexual and gender-based violence continues to be a pervasive issue at every college and university campus across the country, and post-secondary students experience a disproportionate number of sexual and gender-based assaults compared to the rest of the population. In the face of this violence, college and university administrations often engage in victim-blaming or silencing tactics when faced with incidents of violence rather than supporting survivors and taking progressive steps to prevent further violence.

The Federation’s long-standing anti- sexual and gender-based violence campaign has been instrumental in raising awareness and shifting the culture surrounding consent, sexual assault, and violence against women. However, these forms of violence continue to occur on our campuses and in our communities and our work is far from over. Creating safer campuses that are free from sexual and gender-based violence remains essential to creating barrier-free access to education.


Take action today!

The Federation highlighted inspirational student activists from across the country for International Women’s Day 2016. Share the photo series on Facebook.



Build Consent Culture

Read and download A National Vision for Consent Culture in Post-Secondary Education.

Host your own forum. Learn how with the Organising Guide!


Sexual Violence on Campus

Report to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the Occasion of the Committee’s Sixth Periodic Review of Canada(FAFIA)

[available in English only]