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Women Have a Right to be Safe

Letters, Vancouver Sun, June 1, 2002   ...

A call to uphold Canada's Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA)

Feminists recognize the system of prostitution as violence against women and as an expression and reinforcement of women’s inequality. ...

99 Federal Steps... Towards an END to Violence Against Women - Section 4

Unsafe communities In the 1990's conservative forces within the federal government promoted the idea that local community organising alone can prevent violence against women. ...

Sex Assaults Spur Rally

Vancouver Courier,April 2001   ...

Vancouver Rape Relief submission on Bill C36

Read The submission to the Parliamentary Committee on Just ...

herizons: 25-Year Retrospective 1992-2017

For winter 2018, herizons, the Canadian feminist magazine, has issued a special edition featuring some of the best articles about feminist activism in Canada th ...

The Fallacy (L’Imposture), [Escaping the Sex Trade] Film by Ève Lamont

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 17:00
Location: 
Vancity Theatre
"The reality of sex work is hard, ugly, and often deadly. Director Ève Lamont (Squat, Pas de pays sans paysans) pulls no punches in her film about the women who are actively trying to leave the sex trade. Lamont, with help from anthropologist Rose Dufour, makes a cogent and impassioned argument for the abolition of prostitution. For women who come from abusive families and relationships, sex work seems to initially offer a means of escape. But the act of selling sex is never a simple transaction. ...

CAEFS campaign to End Strip Searches

On May 10, 2019, Elizabeth Fry Societies across Canada joined together to demand that the government ...