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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

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

International Women’s Day: Women’s groups calling for solidarity with Indigenous women

Date: 
Monday, March 7, 2016
[Vancouver BC], In a press conference held this morning in Vancouver, women’s groups marked International Women’s Day by calling for solidarity with the uprising of Indigenous women in ...

An Open Letter to Amazon.com

Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016
We, women’s groups in Vancouver, Coast Salish territory, Canada, are outraged to find out that Amazon.com offered a platform to the man who raped and murdered numerous women from the Vancouve ...

An Open Letter to Amazon.com

Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016

No right to a discriminatory defence

Joanna Birenbaum, Pamela Cross and Amanda Dale, Toronto Star
Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2016

Feminism missing from consultations on murdered women inquiry

Canadian Press
Date: 
Sunday, January 17, 2016
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