On Monday night Rana Nelson and the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter will be hosting a public forum to gather feedback that will be used to put together an integrated sexual response protocol for Revelstoke. The event is part of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week. (photo submitted)

Open house on sexual assault to be held at Community Centre

The event is part of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, which will be held April 15 - 21

Only about 3 per cent of sexual assaults are reported to police, says Rana Nelson, who’s been contracted by the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter to put together an integrated sexual assault response protocol for Revelstoke. On Monday night, April 16, as part of Prevention Against Women Week, Nelson will be hosting an open house at the Revelstoke Community Centre to gather input and feedback from the community.

“This is a chance for the community to come out and ask questions, make suggestions, provide input and feedback,” said Nelson.

Nelson has been developing the protocol in consultation with Interior Health, the Revelstoke RCMP, the Women’s Shelter, School District 19, councillors and others for about a year.

She said this is the first time an open house community event has been held to gather feedback and input to develop sexual assault response protocol.

More than anything else, Nelson says the most important thing is people’s healing.

“We want people out there to talk about it. We don’t want them to be ashamed. We’d like them to report to police. To go to the hospital. Most of all I want people to get care,” said Nelson. “The most important thing is that the people who’ve been affected have an opportunity to heal.”

The open house and community input night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the MacPherson room at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Monday, April 16.

For more information contact Nelson at rana.onwords@gmail.com

@Jnsherman
jake.sherman@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Open burning permitted again in Kamloops Fire Centre

Low fire rating prompts decision throughout Kamloops Fire Centre

B.C. Rural Party co-founder rebukes pro-NDP accusation

Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen disputes being NDP campaign supporter

Juno nominated artist performing at LUNA in Revelstoke Sept. 29

Cris Derksen is an Indigenous cellist and was nominated for her album Orchestral Powwow

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept.

120 Years Ago: Revelstoke Herald, September 17, 1898 A freight boat that… Continue reading

Covered in mud at the Revelstoke Women’s Enduro

108 women rode in the annual Revelstoke Women’s Enduro race on Saturday.… Continue reading

Weekday weather update

The rain moves in right across the Okanagan-Shuswap valley

B.C. couple plans sustainable, zero-waste life in the Shuswap

Plan includes building a tiny house before the snow flies

Housing slowdown forecast to cool B.C. economy

Conference Board says pipeline, trade uncertainty affecting investment

B.C. hockey product eyes shot at Olympic spot with China

Fletcher is one of 24 who travelled to Shenzhen, China for the first official Olympic dev camp.

Are you feeling lazy? That’s OK – it’s just science

UBC study shows that humans are hardwired to prefer being sloth-like

LETTER: Who do we blame for the tragedy of Marrisa Shen’s death?

The B.C. girl was killed in a Burnaby park last July

Competition tribunal to hear B.C.-based case on airline food starting in October

The competition commissioner argued Vancouver airport authority had exploited its market position

Seek compromise with U.S. on cannabis at border, lawyers urge Ottawa

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through Canada’s burgeoning cannabis sector

Trudeau says Canada wants to see ‘movement’ before signing revised NAFTA deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington in search of a way to bridge divide

Most Read