eQuality partner Julie Lalonde developed, and now manages Draw-the-line.ca, a bystander intervention campaign designed to confront sexual violence. Envisioned as an interactive campaign, Draw-the-line.ca hosts workshops in schools and communities and engages participants in honest, thought-provoking conversations on the ways in which bystanders can safely intervene when witnessing sexual violence online.
Interested in learning more about the campaign, and how to bring a workshop to your community? Read on below!
There has been no shortage of news stories about the prevalence of online sexual violence and harassment in Canada. Yet, too often, the focus has been on the actions of the victims, rather than the perpetrators and the bystanders that enabled them. We know that ¼ of teen girls and 1/3 of teen boys have seen a naked photo that was not intended for them, not to mention the percentage of youth who are “Liking” hateful comments online. Telling people to simply log off is not realistic, nor is it going to solve the problem. We need to engage folks in honest conversation about online sexual violence and that’s where Draw-the-line.ca comes in! Using a harm-reduction approach, the campaign offers a variety of real-life scenarios that serve as a launching point for thought provoking discussion on how bystanders can intervene when they witness sexual violence online.
Bystanders CAN make a difference and we want to work with you to get them on board!
We have posters and postcards available for download from our website and you can order print resources FOR FREE.
Draw-the-line.ca is an interactive campaign that engages Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. Want to bring a workshop or presentation to your school or community? Get in touch!