For the Media

If you are a member of the media, you have the power to shape conversations about sexual violence.

News stories can affect the way people think about sexual violence, their knowledge of sexual violence prevalence, and their understanding of survivors. The news can also provide information on where to find support.

Are you…

  • Working on a story about sexual violence?
  • Seeking a comment on a current issue from someone who works with survivors?
  • Just looking to learn more?

Contact us!

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC)
Media contact: Nicole Pietsch, OCRCC Coordinator
Phone: 905-299-4428
Email: (just substitute “at” with @)

See OCRCC in the media and our press releases for more on our work in this area.

Use the Right Words (Femifesto)

Use the Right Words is a resource for members of the media. It includes information on sexual violence, resources for journalists (e.g. Checklist when Reporting on Sexual Assault, and Tipsheet: 10 Essential Tips on Interviewing Survivors of Sexual Assault), infographics and statistics on sexual violence, all informed by survivors, journalists, gender-based violence advocates, lawyers and community members from across Canada.

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