Years of research from several Nonprofits and NGOs outline the unique hurdles, challenges, and discriminatory practices faced by the LGBTQIA2S+ consistently. The Dawson Student Union feels that not enough has been done to address these issues. It is for this reason, with regard to our commitments to the Dawson community, that we are pleased to announce the DSU Executive Committee's official endorsement and support for the project on the “Prevention of Sexual Violence Among LGBTQIA2S + People in the Higher Education Field”. This project was presented to Executive Committee at their January 14th meeting by the ASEQ Foundation (Alliance pour la santé étudiante au Québec) and was adopted by unanimous consent.
Below is a breakdown of the plan issued by ASEQ, along with a letter in both English and French addressed to the Ministry of Justice in support of this initiative issued and signed by the Chairperson of the union.
We hope that this effort will help to bring more consistent focus on the challenges the LGBTQIA2S+ is faced within our society. Their needs demand concerted action in order to eliminate the struggles they face. The DSU hopes that more organizations will provide their support and kick start their own initiatives that we may bring about a fairer, more open and inclusive environment for all.