Transitioning back into the Northumberland community after leaving an abusive relationship

Women sexual assault

One in three women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Cornerstone Family Violence Prevent Centre speaks with students in local high schools about consensual behaviour to stem this problem.

The show:

The full interview with bonus material:

Please be aware that the first segment of today’s show may cause distress to some people as it deals with sexual assault and violence against women. Thank you.

About one in three women and one in 10 men will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. That is according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Locally, no specific statistics are given to residents of Northumberland. Often, sexual assaults are combined with other violent crimes, making the picture less clear.

May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month. Today’s first interview is with Nancy Johnson, the executive director of Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre. She will discuss some of those numbers, but it is not all bad news. The rest of the conversation will be about women returning to the community. After receiving support in the emergency shelter, she will explain how these women and children integrate into the community.

Originally aired: May 17, 2024


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