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Chilliwack police and crown believed the victim. The perpetrator was charged. Why wasn’t he kept in custody until his trial? Why was he given the freedom to kill the women?

By Hilla Kerner
July 25, 2022

At present, a very small number of sexual assault cases reported to police across the country result in a trial. Men in Canada know that they can beat and rape women and children with impunity. As one of our callers, for whom the Crown has decided not to press charges against her rapist, said to us, “Rape, effectively, is legal in Canada”.

By Hilla Kerner
May 17, 2022

For you, as city council members, who we trust to take seriously the lack of women’s safety in Vancouver and the high number of women and children in Vancouver who are victims of sexual violence, we urge you to demand the following data from the VPD in order to effectively evaluate their work responding to sexual assault: How many of the sexual assault cases were “cleared by charges?” How many of the sexual assault cases that were initially “cleared by charges” actually ended up with the case proceeding to trial?

May 11, 2022

Virtual Event: Live from @VancouverRapeRelief Facebook page and Zoom

December 2021

An in-person event at the Vancouver Cinematheque

December 2021

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

September 23, 2021
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