The Canadian Federation of Students developed the No Means No campaign
more than ten years ago to raise awareness and to reduce the occurrence
of date rape and dating violence.
its beginnings, No Means No has succeeded in changing the culture
surrounding date rape and dating violence. It was not so long ago
that the campaign launch was met by a counter protest with men on
university and college campuses carrying placards with slogans like
‘No means Yes’.
thanks in large part to public education provided through the No
Means No campaign, a person would have difficulty claiming not to
have understood no. However, date rape and dating violence continues
to occur on campuses and in our communities.
like Rohypnol and GHB are used increasingly in incidences of date
rape and are receiving significant media attention. Its important
to remember, though, that over consumption of alcohol is much more
likely to be involved in date rape and dating violence.
find out more about our campaign, or to learn about our No Means
No workshops for high school students, email us at email@example.com.