No Means No

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.

Since 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’.

Today, 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.

Drugs 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.

If you would like to be involved in this or any other campaign, please join the GSU External Relations Committee by contacting your Director of Communications.