|Purpose: ||This is a supplement to the following 24-month project which engaged young francophone women and girls, community partners and experts in the Ottawa region to prevent cyberviolence against young women and girls. Through the project, an advisory committee was established of various stakeholders to better understand the scope and impact of this form of violence. Young women and girls were engaged to identify the issues of cyberviolence they faced, and increased their understanding of the issue. Young men were also engaged to examine how they could contribute to reduce the prevalence of this form of violence. The advisory committee examined various types of cyberviolence, identified key partners, and proposed strategies that reflect the realities of current social network platforms to address the issue. Project partners, young women and girls were engaged to implement strategies to address this form of gender based violence in the community.
Supplement: Supplemental funding will further engagement with Ottawa area schools as well as support outreach to Anglophone communities. The project will examine existing school board policies and protocols and develop strategies for improving access to supports for victims of cyber sexual violence.