External Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces - Recommendations
Marie Deschamps, C.C. Ad.E.
External Review Authority
March 27, 2015
External Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces
Recommendation No. 1
Recommendation No. 2
Recommendation No. 3
Create an independent center for accountability for sexual assault and harassment outside of the CAF with the responsibility for receiving reports of inappropriate sexual conduct, as well as prevention, coordination and monitoring of training, victim support, monitoring of accountability, and research, and to act as a central authority for the collection of data.
Recommendation No. 4
Recommendation No. 5
Develop a simple, broad definition of sexual harassment that effectively captures all dimensions of the member’s relationship with the CAF.
Develop a definition of adverse personal relationship that specifically addresses relationships between members of different rank, and creates a presumption of an adverse personal relationship where the individuals involved are of different rank, unless the relationship is properly disclosed.
Define sexual assault in the policy as intentional, non-consensual touching of a sexual nature.
Give guidance on the requirement for consent, including by addressing the impact on genuine consent of a number of factors, including intoxication, differences in rank, and the chain of command.
Recommendation No. 6
Recommendation No. 7
Recommendation No. 8
Recommendation No. 9
Recommendation No. 10
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