Interview with Izabella Forzani from the Brazilian group Recuse A Clicar, which stands for "Refuse to Click" in English. The group does public education around the impact of pornography on women and is calling for men and women to stop watching pornography.
Working on the frontlines has informed us on how women are impacted by pornography. Our collective member Sophia Hladik shares Vancouver Rape Relief's demands with regards to MindGeek, and revenge porn, before her interview with Meghan Donevan from the Sweden based organization Talita, who supports women exiting the porn industry.
COVID-19 did not create the struggles women are currently facing, but highlighted and exasperated their existing struggles. On this episode, 3 feminists groups share the barriers women faced during the pandemic, from the perspective of women in prison, women working in the domestic and caregiving field, as well as women escaping male violence.
This episode features:
- Julie Diesta and Lotis Caluza from the Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers' and Caregivers' Rights
- Alia Perini and Candice Pilgrim from Strength in Sisterhood (Advocates for incarcerated women)
- Sonam Khangura and Hilla Kerner from Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter
How do women keep themselves safe? What happens when women use their power in an active way and not as passive beauty ornaments? On this episode, we invite you inside our free feminist self defence workshop.
This episode features: Jennifer Kirkey (Instructor at Wenlido West), Gay Ferguson (Instructor at Wenlido West), Sonam Khangura (Vancouver Rape Relief), Catharine Daalton (Vancouver Rape Relief)
Dominique Christina is an award-winning poet, author, educator, and activist. She holds poetry slam titles including US National Poetry Slam Champion and Women of the World Slam Champion. Her work is greatly influenced by her family's legacy in the Civil Rights Movement and by the idea that words make worlds.
This podcast is an excerpt from Dominique’s workshop at Vancouver Rape Relief’s event for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in 2018.
In Canada, as in many other parts in the world, women first operated rape crisis centres and transition houses in the mid 70’s as part of the second wave of the feminist movement. The collective of Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter has been operating a rape crisis centre since 1973 and a transition house since 1981. In April 2009, we invited women who stayed in our own transition house, and in the second stage housing of Monroe House and Safe Choice, to share their experience of using these houses to get free from violent men.
In this interview, "black, lesbian, womanist, feminist, poet and survivor" e nina jay tells us how working at a rape crisis center brought her to poetry, how she survives rape and incest, why women-only space is important and how she challenges racism in the feminist movement.