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While abortions are legal in Canada, for many rural women in British Columbia, especially poor and Indigenous women, abortions are inaccessible.

September 23, 2021

The report reinforces what we know from our front line work about the high number of girls trapped in prostitution and the close connection between prostitution and trafficking. We welcome the improved response of the criminal justice system in holding buyers and pimps accountable and we are calling on our own province, British Columbia, to follow the example of other provinces and do the same.

June 22, 2021

Vancouver Rape Relief provided a brief to the committee and is please with some of the recommendations made by the ETHI Committee

June 18, 2021
By Heather Mason, Natasha Barbe, Krystal Gilbert, Stephanie Martin, Tanya Bogdanovich, Alia Pierini, Elizabeth Rubec, Jill Gignac, Ashley Young, Beverly Fullerton, Jacob Birtch, Stephanie Martin, Chantal Hubick, Sabrina Whiting, Tara Sanderson, *Anonymous I, *Anonymous II, Desiree Gamblin, Brittany Hulan, Jenny Lariviere and Mariam Nouri
June 2, 2021

Even with a feminist advocate on her side, the vast majority of women will be failed by the criminal justice system. In 2019, although sexual assaults reported to police rose from 4,419 in 2018 to 5,553 in 2019 (a 25.7% increase), charges laid actually decreased in that same period from 1,786 to 1,768.

By Laurel McBride
April 30, 2021
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