/Tag: violence against women

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

Til it Happens to You || Three Miles Lost

Published to YouTube on Feb 29, 2016 We’re Three Miles Lost, the all female a cappella group at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) and we sing for survivors. Arranged by Nick Bombicino and filmed by Bree von Bradsky '16, we present our origin [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:52+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Til it Happens to You || Three Miles Lost

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”

Ghomeshi trial: Complainant in different case recounts ‘trauma of testifying’

A Toronto woman who spent a year dreading the cross-examination she would face in a sexual assault court case that began the same day as the trial of Jian Ghomeshi says that after going through the experience, she completely empathizes with the compl [...]

2016-02-14T18:21:26+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Ghomeshi trial: Complainant in different case recounts ‘trauma of testifying’

“I have known Jian Ghomeshi…”

Always nice when politicians take a stand on things that matter and speak up when it counts. Thank you Charlie Angus. Angus is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Timmins—James Bay. He is currently the NDP's critic for Indigenous and Northern [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:52+00:00 February 13th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on “I have known Jian Ghomeshi…”

Refugee women face heightened risk of exploitation and sexual harassment

Sharing from Amnesty International. Go to link for more information. Source: Lebanon: Refugee women from Syria face heightened risk of exploitation and sexual harassment | Amnesty International Canada [...]

2016-02-04T11:34:58+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Refugee women face heightened risk of exploitation and sexual harassment
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