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March 8 - International Women’s Day: Vancouver Rape Relief is Calling on the Provincial Government to Take Action Against Male Violence Against Women

Thursday, March 8, 2018
[VANCOUVER, B.C.] March 8th, International Women’s Day, is a day for celebration of the gains women have made while calling on governments to act diligently to advance the status of women in ...

Canada's #MeToo Movement Stretches Limits of Sexual Assault Support Centres

Huffington Post Canada
Sunday, February 18, 2018
By Emma Paling ...

Vancouver Man to be Sentenced in BC Supreme Court for Pimping Young Women and Girls

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY  Vancouver Man to be Sentenced in BC Supreme Courtfor Pimping Young Women and Girls  ...

December 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
On the eve of December 6; the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter is releasing its latest statistics from frontline cri ...

#MeToo - encouraging campaign that we must push forward

Monday, October 16, 2017
[VANCOUVER, B.C.] In the last 24 hours, women all over North America have revealed they were victims of sexual assault by posting #MeToo on their Twitter and Facebook pages. ...

Vancouver women’s groups statement regarding charges against VPD detective constable Jim Fisher

Saturday, December 31, 2016
[Vancouver, B.C.] Today, Saturday, December 31, 2016, The Vancouver Abolition Coalition issued a statement urging the VPD to reconsider policies and practices that isolate women witnesses from inde ...

Vancouver Police Department Enables Men to Buy Women in Prostitution

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
[VANCOUVER, B.C.] It has been two years since the Canadian Parliament passed the law to criminalize buyers of sex. ...

Vancouver Rape Relief is Outraged by B.C. Supreme Court Decision in Ivan Henry Civil Lawsuit

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Vancouver, B.C. – This morning, B.C. Supreme Court delivered its judgement granting Henry $8,000,000. ...