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Kerrisdale Women Rally Against Rapist

Kerrisdale residents will rally tomorrow afternoon to fight a growing fear among women in the community that a serial s ...

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. ...

Highlights from CLES’ research on prostitution

In 2014, la CLES (Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle) conducted a ...

Feminist Rape Crisis Centre to Intervene in Woman’s Civil Suit Against RCMP and Government

(VANCOUVER) On November 20 and 21, the BC Supreme Court of Appeal will consider a case where a man went on a murderous rampage killing his ex-common law wife’s best friend, seriously injuring her y ...

Transformative Justice

Prisons are destructive to the individuals who are kept in them, and to society at large. Reform is futile. ...

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. ...

10th Annual Memorial for the Missing and Murdered Women of the Downtown Eastside

On this day of the 10th annual memorial for the missing and murdered women, we stand in front of the Vancouver Police Depart ...

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 ...