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Abuse and sexual harassment

Abusive relationships and sexual harassment are serious issues that threaten personal safety. Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • your partner does not let you control your own life and feel good about yourself
  • you feel constantly confused about what's going on in the relationship
  • you make extra efforts to keep your partner from acting unkindly towards you

There are resources both at Queen's and in Kingston to help you identify and cope with these issues, regardless of your race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status and disability. There is also a guide specifically for immigrant, visitor and refugee women in abusive relationships.

How to help

You can take action to help prevent sexual violence. Check out our bystander intervention poster for what to do and say if  you see a disturbing situation.

Queen's services

Community links

Queen's fact sheets

Resources from the Queen's Human Rights Office and Health, Counselling and Disability Services

External resources