With Suzanne Jay, Asian Women for Equality, Fay Blaney, Aboriginal Women’s Action Network (AWAN), Taina Bien-Aimé, Coalition Against Trafficking of Women and Dani Plumari, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
With Julie Diesta, Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers’ and Caregivers’ Rights, Trisha Baptie, formerly Exploited Voices now Educating (EVE) and Ashani Montgomery, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
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.
1200 new women are calling us every year... Sometimes they call because they can’t sleep.... Sometimes they call us because it’s not safe for them to stay where they are... Sometimes they call us because they need a bus ticket or a flight... Many times they will call us because they want to protect other women...
In recent years, media reports about trials in sexual-assault cases across the country exposed judges’ ignorance about sexual assault laws, about Parliament’s intentions behind the laws and the Supreme Court of Canada’s applications of the laws.
These are “must watch” testimonies of Indigenous women from across Canada who provided valuable insight into the violence committed by men against Indigenous women and girls and the failure of Canada to protect them.