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20 Minutes of #RapeCulture

When  I was young my father once told me to never touch my sister or make her cry. I could fight my brothers, but hurting my sister was out of bounds. I carried that message my whole life; men don't hurt women and the ones who do are the worst men [...]

Intervention Prevents Rape

A few days ago a Scottish lad in St. Andrew's drowned out the words of a homophobic hate-filled priest with his bagpipes. It's a good story about the power of intervening and his tactics and effort are praiseworthy. Another intervention story came a [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:47+00:00 May 28th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Intervention Prevents Rape

For Survivors Everywhere

Sexual Assault Centres - Canada Court Action and Solidarity #WeBelieveSurvivors Thursday, March 24, 2016 Meet at 8: 00 am Where: Old City Hall 60 Queen Street West Show Up: Bring your signs/banners and stand in solidarity outside Old City Hall t [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:51+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on For Survivors Everywhere

Overhaul sexual consent laws: Canning

And today a Nova Scotia judge found another man not guilty of sexual assault against a fifteen year-old girl and went so far as to wish him a happy birthday. The girl testified at trial that in April 2014 Doreze Beals and a co-accused, Andre Jerome [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:51+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Overhaul sexual consent laws: Canning

Ontario Passes Act to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment

Ontario is taking the lead to end sexual violence in Canada. Thank you Premier Wynne! Today Ontario passed the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan ActSource: Newsroom : Province Passes Act to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment [...]

2016-03-09T10:04:59+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Ontario Passes Act to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment

When a “good” sexual assault complainant turns “bad”

With sexual assault trials, our Canadian legal system is badly broken. It is commonplace for a defence lawyers to attack witnesses, to wilfully trample on the human rights and dignity of complainants. How can that ever be acceptable in a civilized so [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:52+00:00 February 27th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on When a “good” sexual assault complainant turns “bad”

Defence attacks credibility of girl in gang sex assault  | Ottawa Citizen

A defence attorney launched an attack on the credibility of a teenaged girl who alleges that she was sexually assaulted by four people at OC Transpo Blair Station in 2013. In an intense cross-examination Friday, defence lawyer Natasha Calvinho pointe [...]

2016-09-14T12:51:57+00:00 January 17th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Defence attacks credibility of girl in gang sex assault  | Ottawa Citizen

Fin des 16 jours / End of the 16 Days

Aujourd’hui, nous célébrons la Journée internationale des droits de la personne, qui clôt les 16 jours d’activisme contre la violence faite aux femmes. Merci d’avoir répondu à l’appel de la campagne #ArrêtonsLaViolence et pris l’engagement d’élimin [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:54+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Fin des 16 jours / End of the 16 Days

Global Violence Against Women

From UNWomen.org. One in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by an intimate partner. Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women is a global pandemic that takes place in public and pr [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:54+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Global Violence Against Women

Breaking News Handbook

The rampant misreporting that follows shootings is so predictable On the Media made up a handy Breaking News Consumer's Handbook. Below are some tips for how, "in the wake of a big, tragic story, you can sort good information from bad." They  even m [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:54+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Breaking News Handbook
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