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Canadian Rape Prevention Course Proves Effective

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Victoria Burguess2 years ago

New reports suggest a new Canadian rape prevention course is able to significantly reduce the risk of rape and attempted rape among female first-year college students.

Details of the Rape Prevention Course

According to Reuters, researchers in Canada have been working on a program to help train college age girls to fend off and recognize sexual violence.

After taking this 12-hour training course, first-year college students were supposedly 5 percent less likely to be victims of rape than those in the control group who had been given brochures and short information sessions.

Further, The risk of attempted rape had gone from 9.3 to 3.4 after the training. About 900 students among three universities in Canada participated in this two-year trial.

Sexual Violence Information 

  • About 9 out of 10 sexual assaults happen by someone the victim knows
  • A previous study determined that sexual violence on U.S. campuses is at ‘epidemic levels’
  • The study found that, on one campus, more than 18 percent of females reported a form of rape or attempted sexual violence
  • Lady Gaga has teamed up with New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo to push for sexual violence legislation
  • There is continued pressure for preventive programs to focus on potential perpetrators, not just potential victims


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