Over the past number of weeks, we have followed the Supreme Court of the United States nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s, Senate judiciary committee hearings. We have heard Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, alleging that she was sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh while they were both in high school. We have heard the voices of the other women who have come forward, alleging incidents of sexual violence and harassment committed against them by Judge Kavanaugh. We have heard them, and we believe them.
The decisions made in the U.S. are felt locally, and today, our Senior Director of Programming, Kendra Strong-Garcia, had the chance to talk a little with CTV Regina about the educational programming that YWCA Regina has to offer our community to instill values of consent, healthy relationships, and healthy masculinity during the developmental stages of a person’s life.
“(We) really try to advocate and educate and promote women and young girls to come forward and share their accounts and their allegations and feel safe,” she said. “We tell them that we’re going to believe them and then something like this happens, which is the exact opposite.”