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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. ...

Calling All Men!! Film Screening and Volunteer Opportunites for Men

Event Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Location: 
Waves Coffee Shop 900 Howe Street (Corner of Smithe)
Calling All Men! Please join Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter for a film screening of Macho -  A film by Lucinda Broadbent| Scotland/Nicaragua, 2000, 26 minutes, Color, DVD, Subtitled ...

Transformative Justice

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

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 ...

AWAN Statement Issued at Press Conference

As we stand before you today, on occupied Aboriginal territory, I invite you all to reflect back on all the conditions of co ...

CAEFS campaign to End Strip Searches

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

Women Cautioned About Rape Drug

But focus should be on men, activist says by Heather Scoffield, Globe and Mail, March 12, 2001 ...

Death Does Not Become Her: The Third Night

Thursday night, the Urban Women’s Anti-Violence Strategy hosted the third night in a week-long series of events during Prevention of Violence Against Women Week. This is a new coalition comprised of independent women’s groups from the lower mainland who have joined together to criticize the Solicitor General’s Domestic Violence Action Plan for focusing the province’s resources on risk assessment and a death review panel, both of which take place after violence has already occurred. ...

Rita Wong Statement

Asian women, like other women of colour and First Nations women, experience many forms of ongoing racialized violence. ...