Sexual assault centres struggle with limited funding as more women come forward to say #MeToo

In Toronto, wait times for sexual violence counselling are around 11 months. The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax stopped putting people on its waiting list when it topped 112 in April 2019.

It’s happening at a time when more women are feeling empowered to come forward, in an era of more openness and decreased stigma —something often attributed to the #MeToo movement in North America.

But what about resources to meet these needs? 

Read more about sexual assault centres in the post-#MeToo era here.

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