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

March 8, 2021

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

December 4, 2020

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

November 27, 2020

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.

March 29, 2020

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...

By Hilla Kerner
February 15, 2020

Younger girls were most often victimized by a family member, older girls by a casual acquaintance and young women by a non-spousal intimate partner (a man they were dating).

December 2018

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.

By Hilla Kerner
December 9, 2018

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.

By Hilla Kerner
August 8, 2018

“Our voice is not only the voice of Indigenous peoples, but at the same time the voice of all the women in the world.”

By Maria Paredes
April 25, 2018

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