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Dealing with the criminal justice system as a victim of sexual assault can be frustrating and even traumatizing. You don’t need to go through it alone.

By Sophia Hladik
November 29, 2021

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.

October 13, 2021

Even with a feminist advocate on her side, the vast majority of women will be failed by the criminal justice system. In 2019, although sexual assaults reported to police rose from 4,419 in 2018 to 5,553 in 2019 (a 25.7% increase), charges laid actually decreased in that same period from 1,786 to 1,768.

By Laurel McBride
April 30, 2021

To uphold the principles of transparency and accountability we must have all judgements in sexual assault trials transcribed and posted online so that judges’ decisions in sexual assault cases will be available for public scrutiny

By Ashani Montgomery & Hilla Kerner
March 31, 2021

Many of the Asian women who call us don’t speak English. They did not find out about us through an internet search or seeing an interview with us in the media. Somehow, they got our phone number from someone who knew that we could help them. Regardless of the reason they call us, Asian women often tell us that they’re constantly propositioned to have sex for money by men that they know, as well as men who are strangers to them.

By Hilla Kerner
March 28, 2021

Vancouver Rape Relief’s submission for Canada’s National Action Plan on “Gender Based Violence”

March 8, 2021

Our program provides women living in Greater Vancouver a safe place for grouping: to break the silence and isolation around the violence committed against them, to offer and receive emotional support, to plan and strategize their responses to men's violence. Grouping together after leaving an abusive man, after exiting prostitution, or after being raped is an act of resistance against the abusers' tactic of silencing and isolating women.

March 7, 2021

Vancouver Rape Relief’s Submission to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics - House of Commons

By Sophia Hladik
February 17, 2021

Vancouver Rape Relief's letter to BC Minister of Mental Health and Addictions

By Laurel McBride
February 11, 2021

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