StudentsNS launches “More Than Yes” consent campaign

February 13, 2014

Students Nova Scotia (StudentsNS) has launched a new “More Than Yes” education campaign that aims to promote greater understanding of sexual consent among students. The campaign will feature posters, stickers for condom wrappers, and a website: The website, which will be advertised on social media platforms at high-risk times (Friday nights, special school events), contains the message, “tentative responses such as ‘I guess’ or even ‘…sure’ are inadequate. Consent needs to be loud and clear.” StudentsNS Executive Director Jonathan Williams says, “We hope this campaign will be informative about everyone’s responsibility to receive clear consent from their partner, without coercion, before engaging in sexual activity. Seeking consent is not about avoiding a ‘no,’ it’s about receiving an enthusiastic Yes.” StudentsNS