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Women Have a Right to be Safe

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

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   ...

Veronica Strong-Boag on International Women’s Day and Human Rights 2014

http://activehistory.ca/2014/03/international-womens-day-iwd-and-human-rights-2014/
International Women’s Day and Human Rights 2014 ...

Feminists in support of #StopKM

Last Saturday, hundreds gathered on traditional Tsleil-Watuth territory to show their love of the land and sea. ...

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. ...

B.C. Aboriginal Women on a Fraser River Journey

The Aboriginal Women's Action Network (AWAN), in coalition with other Aboriginal women from Vancouver-based anti-violence agencies, have come together to conduct a participatory action ...

I was a Hedley fan

 I grew up in Burlington, Ontario, a city of approximately 180 000 people, just southwest of Toronto. Growing up, I never experienced anything out of the ordinary; but that was the problem. ...