Violence Against Women

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Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence: Statement of protest against the sexual assault on an Okinawan woman by a US Marine Corps serviceman, and demand for withdrawal of US Military Forces

Monday, August 20, 2012
  We, residents of Okinawa, and women of Okinawa, who have long suffered from imposition of US military bases and troops on this island, are deeply shocked and outraged over the sexual assault on the woman, resulting in injury, which happened at 4:30 AM on August 18.   The offender, a US marine, knocked the woman down on the street as she was on her way home, and assaulted her. ...

Rape Relief response to police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2011

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
There is nothing to celebrate about the decrease of sexual assault reports to police in British Columbia. ...

METRAC and LEAF Submission on Bill C-31

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Submission of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC), and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Immigration regarding the Committee’s review of Bill C-31 April 24, 2012 ...

SISTER OUTSIDERS Missing Women Commission of Inquiry Broadsheet

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
shut out … but not shut up SISTER OUTSIDERS what you won’t hear inside the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry Issue # 6 - December 17, 2012 Issue # 5 - December 17, 2012 ...

production of records in sexual offence proceedings - Lee Lakeman before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs OTTAWA, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met this day at 4:17 p.m. to examine and report on the provisions and operation of the Act to amend the Criminal Code (production of records in sexual offence proceedings), S.C. 1997, c. 30. ...

SISTER OUTSIDERS Issue # 1

Monday, October 17, 2011 - Thursday, November 17, 2011
shut out … but not shut up SISTER OUTSIDERS what you won’t hear inside the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry Oct. 17, 2011 ...

Jane Doe speaks out on sexism within police department as one reason why women do not report sexual assaults

Friday, February 18, 2011
Jane Doe a rape vicitm who successfully sued the police for negligence and gender discrimination and feminist, speaks out about Toronto Police officer telling women not to dress like sluts at a&nbs ...

Women's Memorial March Feb 14th 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011
20th Annual Feb 14th Womens Memorial March for Missing & Murdered Women ...

The Equality Effect - women’s and girls’ human rights issues in Africa

Monday, December 20, 2010
The Equality Effect is an innovative non-profit organization that brings together leading human rights experts in Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, and Canada to conduct ground-breaking legal work on women&rsq ...

21st Memorial for the Montréal Massacre

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
This year was the 21st National Day of Remembrance and Action of the Montréal Massacre. ...

Vancouver Rape Relief presentation to Federal Finance Committee

Monday, September 27, 2010
Ms. Hilla Kerner (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter) at the Finance Committee On September 27th, 2010.    Hilla Kerner Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter ...

Vancouver Rape Relief presentation to Federal Finance Committee

Monday, September 27, 2010
Ms. Hilla Kerner (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter) at the Finance Committee On September 27th, 2010.    Hilla Kerner Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter ...

Response to the VPD review of the Mistakes in the Cases of the Missing Women and the Pickton Murders

Sunday, August 22, 2010
by Lee Lakeman, published in November Issue Feminist Journal Rain and Thunder,  August 22, 2010 ...

Sexual Harassment under the Human Rights Code

Friday, January 1, 2010
For more of a definition of Sexual Harassment under the Human Rights Code please click ...

Montréal Massacre 20 Years Later interview with RedEye Cooperative

Friday, December 4, 2009
Interview with Collective Member of Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter on the impact of the Montreal Massacre on the 20th anniversary. ...

Raj Patel On Food Sovereignty and Women Rights

Sunday, November 1, 2009
Raj Patel speaks about the relationship between women’s rights and food sovereignty.

What Women Need Now from Police and Prosecutors: 35 Years of Working To Improve Police Response for Women Escaping Male Violence

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Published in Canadian Woman Studies - a York University Publication. V.28, Number 1 - Women Resisting Rape, Feminist Law, Practice and Activism. ...

Mass Rape Proceeds Apace in the Congo and Zimbabwe while the World Watches

Monday, December 8, 2008
Stephen Lewis Aids-Free world, December 8, 2008 ...

A Critical Explanation of the New Legal Challenges to Canada's Prostitution Laws

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
by Janine Benedet, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, U.B.C. and Thea Hoogstraten, U.B.C. Law Student, June 24 2008 ...

Prostitution: Violating the Human Rights of Poor Women

Sunday, June 1, 2008
Report prepared by Shelagh Day for Action Ontarienne Contre la Violence Faite Aux Femmes. ...