The Canadian Judicial Council will soon determine the fate of a judge who admonished a sex assault complainant with “sexist and disrespectful” remarks such as: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”
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In a move that underscores the need for the Canadian government to act on complaints of human rights abuses committed by Canadian corporations operating overseas, 119 indigenous women who were sexually assaulted by security guards employed by Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture mine in Porgera, Papua New Guinea, are appealing for the United Nations’ intervention.
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1 in 3 women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner (WHO). Show that you never tolerate violence against women. Share the movie and start your involvement Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Dear Daddy-Video
Four Canadian law professors have lodged a complaint against a Federal Court judge who asked a sex assault complainant why she couldn’t just keep her knees together to fend off her attacker. And “why she allowed the sex to happen.”
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This powerful anti-sexual violence ad, released just in time for the 2015 International Woman’s Day, is part of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s ambitious $41-million plan to combat sexual violence.
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by: Obert Madondo
Lindsey Stocker protest poster: “Instead of shaming girls for their bodies, teach boys that girls are not sexual objects” PHOTO: TWITTER
Canada has a serious women-hating problem. One that’s directly responsible for our perennial scourge of sexual violence against women. And to headlines like these:
One in five Canadians . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Lindsey Stocker: “Teach boys that girls are not sexual objects”
by: Obert Madondo
A student member of the University of Ottawa’s board of governors says the university’s response to recent report sexual violence against women is not enough.
Anaïs Elboujdaini, a political science student who spearheads the Independent Initiative Against Rape Culture, proposes eight measures against rape culture on campus and in society.
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by: Obert Madondo
March 8, 2014
International Women’s Day
We stand with Anne-Marie Roy. We’ve been there too.
As women who have held elected positions at our college or university students’ union, we write in solidarity with Anne-Marie Roy, the President of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). Anne-Marie was . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: International Women’s Day 2014: College and university women express solidarity with Anne-Marie Roy
… Let me be clear: Aboriginal women are TARGETS of violence because they are treated as disposable objects. How many ignored Pickton concerns were there before someone decided to take 49 missing women seriously? Advocates of missing women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside were IGNORED by police while FOURTY-NINE WOMEN WERE MURDERED.
This is not just . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Loretta Saunders is not a singular case: Inappropriate and inadequate responses from Harper Government
The email subject line: ”Life, love, and pussy” … Subject: Life, love, and pussy Guys, I just want to put out an early semester reminder that life is good. You’re here, you’re […]
One of the ways that many countries offer against harassment are female only cars on transit. While this option has proven to make women feel safer, there are a few barriers such as transgendered people’s access to these cars and the fact that not all harassment on transit is male directed to females (although a . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Harassment on Translink
I was surprised that The Toronto Star took on the topic of Rape Culture in a researched way. “Rape culture: What do Steubenville, Rehtaeh Parsons and frosh chants have in common?: An invisible circuit of social attitudes, laws and cultural phenomena exists that normalize and even encourage rape.” is definitely a good article to read . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Rape Culture- Men become men through violence against women.
The recent visit by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights shows that violence against indigenous women in Canada demands inquiry, says Human Rights Watch.
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by: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Press Release:
OTTAWA, July 11, 2013 – Progress on ending violence against women in Canada is stalled by the absence of a coherent national policy and consistent information about the levels of that violence says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
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By: Action Canada for Population and Development | Press Release
OTTAWA/GENEVA, June 7, 2013 – Governments and civil society are calling into question the leadership of the Canadian government on the theme of Violence Against Women at the 23rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC).
In previous years, the Canadian government, which . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canada blocking UN efforts to address sexual violence against women
“Colleges and universities must take a holistic approach to address violence against women” By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students today launched a toolkit that will help Canadian and organization to address sexual violence at the province’s colleges and universities. The toolkit, a collection of best . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario: Student group launches campus toolkit to fight sexual violence
Groups Submit Report on Worldwide Sex Abuse Crisis By: Center for Constitutional Rights (Press Release) | Feb. 28, 2013: NEW YORK and ROME – Today, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an alternate report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Vatican Summoned Before UN Committee on Rights of the Child
by Mining Watch Canada | Jan. 30, 2013 Ottawa – Washington, D.C. – Oxford – Following years of denial, Barrick Gold is implementing a remedy program for victims of rape by employees of its Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG). In order to receive a remedy package, women must enter into . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: MiningWatch Canada: Rape Victims Must Sign Away Rights to Get Remedy From Barrick Gold
by Eve Ensler |The Guardian/UK, January 13, 2013 The Delhi Rape, Savile, Ohio – Extreme acts of sexual violence seem to be everywhere. In response, a worldwide day of action has been called There seems to be two types of risings on the planet right now. One is a sexual violence typhoon that is impacting . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: This Global Violence Against Women Will No Longer Be Tolerated
I am truly saddened by the ignorance on display in Winnipeg this past weekend.
As part of the Winnipeg SlutWalk, a large group of women, men, and children — many of whom decided to make up some signs or get some from those people who printed my business cards — went out and marched from . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: SlutWalk Puts Shame on Display in Winnipeg