​IN THE NEWS 
​An opportunity to learn about Gender Based Violence
​ in our communities and beyond.


April 2024

Ford government supports NDP independent member's Bill to declare Intimate Partner Violence an Epidemic

https://www.napaneetoday.ca/2024/04/11/82890/

The legal system must show more compassion to survivors of sexual abuse

https://theconversation.com/the-legal-system-must-show-more-compassion-to-survivors-of-sexual-abuse-222983


What Were You Wearing display confronts biases around sexual assault, says organizer

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/what-were-you-wearing-campaign-nscc-lunenburg-sexual-assault-1.7161475


Tracking of teachers who abuse students is 'weak' in Canada: advocate

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/canada-registry-educators-disciplinary-action-1.7168879


Ontario to support opposition bill to declare intimate partner violence an epidemic

https://globalnews.ca/news/10414769/ontario-support-opposition-bill-declare-intimate-partner-violence-epidemic/


Get to work, women's advocates urge after partner violence bill passes 2nd reading

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/intimate-partner-domestic-violence-epidemic-ontario-law-1.7169623


March 2024

In Montreal, Indigenous women face danger in shelters, encampments | Tent City Nation reader submission

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/in-montreal-indigenous-women-face-danger-in-shelters-encampments-tent-city-nation-reader-submission


‘Violence against women and girls should be treated the same as terrorism’

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/mark-rowley-met-violence-london-metropolitan-police-b2507212.html


Tourist couple alleges gang rape in India, sparking outrage and the arrests of 3 men


Code for victims of violence: What it means when someone asks for Angela

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/code-for-victims-of-violence-what-it-means-when-someone-asks-for-angela-1.6797276


Staff in Canada's women's shelters are facing a burnout crisis, new report finds

https://www.google.com/search?q=building+a+workshop+around+gratitude&oq=building+a+workshop+around+gratitude&gs_lcrp=EgZjaHJvbWUyBggAEEUYOTIKCAEQABiABBiiBNIBCTE5NTE4ajBqMagCALACAA&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


Pellerin: Needed – a feminist approach to Canada's housing crisis

https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/pellerin-needed-a-feminist-approach-to-canadas-housing-crisis


Raising awareness of gender-based violence with new art installation

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/raising-awareness-of-gender-based-violence-with-new-art-installation-1.6798580


Federal Ombudsperson launches systemic investigation into treatment of survivors of sexual assault in Canadian Justice System

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/federal-ombudsperson-launches-systemic-investigation-into-treatment-of-survivors-of-sexual-assault-in-canadian-justice-system-854444006.html


Women’s Status Is Declining in the United States

https://msmagazine.com/2024/03/12/best-country-to-be-woman-equality-usa-politics/


Why the Taliban’s persecution of women meets the bar of a crime against humanity

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/taliban-persecution-of-women-crime-against-humanity/


10 ways to help end violence against women and girls

https://www.rescue.org/eu/article/10-ways-help-end-violence-against-women-and-girls


Dating violence against teens aged 15 to 17 in Canada, 2009 to 2022

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2024001/article/00004-eng.htm


Supporting men important in preventing domestic violence: Calgary study

https://globalnews.ca/news/10376157/calgary-study-men-support-domestic-violence-prevention/


Rising intimate partner violence leads to change in Windsor police procedure

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/windsor-police-crime-statistics-intimate-partner-violence-assault-1.7151647


Failure to protect: the criminalization of survivors of intimate-partner violence

https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/mandatory-charging-intimate-violence/


Canadian journalist Anna Maria Tremonti opens up about how she got rid of shame amid experience with domestic violence

https://ca.style.yahoo.com/canadian-journalist-anna-maria-tremonti-opens-up-about-how-she-got-rid-of-shame-amid-experience-with-domestic-violence-153255931.html?guccounter=1


February 2024

James Smith inquest finds 'a road forward' for survivors of mass violence

https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/james-smith-inquest-finds-a-road-forward-for-survivors-of-mass-violence-1.6751753


Children's Aid Society in Sudbury, Ont., creates team for intimate partner violence cases

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/intimate-partner-violence-childrens-aid-1.7105505


What are puberty blockers? 

https://ca.style.yahoo.com/what-are-puberty-blockers-what-to-know-about-the-medication-pierre-poilievere-wants-to-limit-access-to-plus-more-health-questions-canadians-searched-this-week-150018534.html


How war and displacement impact women

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/1034072


'It just rips at your stomach': Committee member haunted world junior hockey sex assault case wasn't reviewed

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/it-just-rips-at-your-stomach-committee-member-haunted-world-junior-hockey-sex-assault-case-wasn-t-reviewed-1.7110551


‘LOVE’ is all you need: How play can help break the cycle of violence

https://www.newswise.com/articles/love-is-all-you-need-how-play-can-help-break-the-cycle-of-violence


Women’s economic empowerment is crucial to Canada’s strategies against gender-based violence

https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/february-2024/economics-gender-violence/


One-in-two women report experiencing harassment, sexual assault at work

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/one-in-two-women-report-experiencing-harassment-sexual-assault-at-work-1.6765261


Tragedy frightening, traumatic for domestic abuse survivors: counsellor

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/2024/02/12/tragedy-frightening-traumatic-for-domestic-abuse-survivors-counsellor


Intimate partner violence an ‘epidemic’ in Canada, say experts

https://globalnews.ca/news/10292925/intimate-partner-violence-epidemic/


Violence prevention can transform Canadian hockey culture — but only if implemented properly

https://theconversation.com/violence-prevention-can-transform-canadian-hockey-culture-but-only-if-implemented-properly-222371


NDP bill to keep women safe advances to committee

https://www.ndp.ca/news/ndp-bill-keep-women-safe-advances-committee


BC reaches settlement on legal aid for people suffering domestic violence

https://www.nationalmagazine.ca/en-ca/articles/law/access-to-justice/2024/bc-reaches-settlement-on-legal-aid-for-people-suffering-domestic-violence


Sexual harassment, discrimination forcing women lawyers to quit. Some say the profession needs its ‘Me Too’ movement

https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/sexual-harassment-discrimination-forcing-women-lawyers-to-quit-some-say-the-profession-needs-its-me/article_89175f9e-cc18-11ee-8577-33d7f11e0967.html


Man’s bid to keep abuse secret fails

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/2024/02/23/mans-bid-to-keep-abuse-secret-fails


Online safety a key part of Ottawa's new gender plan — and to world peace, says envoy

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/online-safety-a-key-part-of-ottawa-s-new-gender-plan-and-to-world-peace-says-envoy-1.6782684


This Ontario support program for Muslim women helped them feel safe. It's now looking for restart funds

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/brave-space-abrar-mental-health-service-fundraising-1.7124011


What employers get wrong when dealing with workplace abuse and sexual harassment

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/what-employers-get-wrong-when-dealing-with-workplace-abuse-and-sexual-harassment/article_6156563c-d270-11ee-a38e-8fad4526a832.html


Brian Dijkema: Hockey Canada has a culture problem—and Canada has a porn problem making it worse

https://thehub.ca/2024-02-26/brian-dijkema-hockey-canada-has-a-culture-problem-and-canada-has-a-porn-problem-making-it-worse/


Polytechnique survivors honoured for making women safer from gun violence

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/polytechnique-survivors-honoured-for-making-women-safer-from-gun-violence


Missed chances, lives lost
She was murdered by her ex-partner. Her friends say it didn’t have to happen


January 2024

Here are some of the new laws and rules coming into effect in Canada in 2024

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/here-are-some-of-the-new-laws-and-rules-coming-into-effect-in-canada-in-2024-1.6695411


Advocate and Polytechnique massacre survivor says Canada’s gun-control law Bill C-21 a step in the right direction

https://montreal.citynews.ca/2024/01/02/advocate-canadas-gun-control-law/


What is gender-based online disinformation—and what can we do about it?

https://www.oikoumene.org/news/what-is-gender-based-online-disinformation-and-what-can-we-do-about-it


Woman dead after Thunder Bay police don't respond to domestic disturbance call: SIU

https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/woman-dead-after-thunder-bay-police-don-t-respond-to-domestic-disturbance-call-siu-1.6710496


Mother of teenager murdered by ex warns ‘end of a relationship is the most dangerous time in a woman’s life’

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/domestic-abuse-knife-crime-women-b2466110.html


Misogyny Is a Precursor to Terrorism

https://time.com/6553509/misogyny-precursor-terrorism-essay/


It’s Time to Recognize Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Providers as Human Rights Defenders

https://msmagazine.com/2024/01/09/sexual-health-abortion-healthcare-providers-violence-threats-abuse/


Prevalence, correlates and trends of intimate partner violence among Indigenous and northern youths in the Northwest Territories, Canada

https://www.joghr.org/article/91888-prevalence-correlates-and-trends-of-intimate-partner-violence-among-indigenous-and-northern-youths-in-the-northwest-territories-canada


Decoding the effects of early life adversity on mental health

https://reporter.mcgill.ca/decoding-the-effects-of-early-life-adversity-on-mental-health/


We need to get serious about confronting gender-based violence epidemic

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/we-need-to-get-serious-about-confronting-gender-based-violence-epidemic/article_47076baa-b159-11ee-ba5b-af763b42fe06.html


Canadian Schools Need To Address Digital Sexual Violence In Their Curricula And Policies

https://menafn.com/1107719131/Canadian-Schools-Need-To-Address-Digital-Sexual-Violence-In-Their-Curricula-And-Policies


Women are changing the face of Canada’s charitable sector

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/adv/article-women-are-changing-the-face-of-canadas-charitable-sector/


A call for 365 days of action against gender-based violence

https://healthydebate.ca/2024/01/topic/365-days-action-gender-based-violence/


How to provide, get help with domestic violence: ‘Believe them if they come forward’

https://globalnews.ca/news/10233571/how-to-provide-get-help-domestic-violence-believe-them/


Police reluctance to make domestic homicide a public concern part of the problem, say experts

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-intimate-partner-violence-police-privacy/


Ban 'parental alienation' arguments in family law cases, feminist coalition urges federal government

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ban-parental-alienation-arguments-in-family-law-cases-feminist-coalition-urges-federal-government-1.6738592


Non-profit moving company helps survivors of domestic abuse flee in safety

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/shelter-movers-greater-moncton-1.7094768


Where do things stand with the sexual assault case involving 2018 Canada world junior players?

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2024/01/25/where-do-things-stand-with-the-sexual-assault-case-involving-2018-canada-world-junior-players/


Some Canadians can't afford to leave relationships due to high cost of living


The Vital Role of Personal Injury Lawyers in Domestic Violence Cases

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3b21d5b8-5eb2-4d1f-bb00-5698bd7675ef


Final report into Lionel Desmond, former veteran who killed himself and his family, released

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-final-report-into-lionel-desmond-former-veteran-who-killed-himself-and/


‘Call It By Its Name’: Why We Need to Recognise Femicide

https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7bjwj/recognising-femicide


The #MeToo Movement : Investigating the Lasting International Impacts

https://hir.harvard.edu/metoo-movement-international/


December 2023

Two-thirds of Canadians know a woman who has experienced assault: Poll

https://www.vicnews.com/news/two-thirds-of-canadians-know-a-woman-who-has-experienced-assault-poll-7117987


Why storytelling is one way to help us make sense of the crisis of violence against women

https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/why-storytelling-is-one-way-to-help-us-make-sense-of-the-crisis-of-violence-against-women/


Naloxone: What you should know about the opioid overdose-reversing drug, free across Canada

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2023/12/04/news/naloxone-what-you-should-know-about-opioid-overdose-reversing-drug-free-across


Canada’s military colleges are at a crossroads. What 2 graduates want now

https://globalnews.ca/news/10158597/royal-military-college-review-canada/


Send Mounties to investigate Hamas rapes, Canadian women leaders urge

https://nationalpost.com/news/send-rcmp-to-investigate-hamas-rapes-canadian-women-leaders-say


Federal government creates commission to investigate abuse in Canadian sports

https://www.chch.com/federal-government-creates-commission-to-investigate-abuse-in-canadian-sports/


Free menstrual products must now be available for employees in federally regulated workplaces

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canada-federal-workplace-washroom-free-menstrual-period-1.7057002


A Global Commitment to End All Gender-Based Violence

https://msmagazine.com/2023/12/19/gender-sexual-violence-rape-war/


The flight attendants who fought sexism in the skies — and won

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2023/12/27/the-flight-attendants-who-fought-sexism-in-the-skies-and-won/


First group of sexual assault nurse examiners trained in Labrador 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/sexual-assault-nurse-examiners-1.7064955



November 2023

CMHA CEO honoured as one of Canada's most powerful women

https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/local-news/cmha-ceo-honoured-as-one-of-canadas-most-powerful-women-7771500


Farquhar: Time for men to demand action to end violence against women 

https://www.elliotlakestandard.ca/opinion/columnists/farquhar-time-for-men-to-demand-action-to-end-violence-against-women


Canada: Improving Access To Justice For Survivors Of Sexual Assault

https://www.mondaq.com/canada/personal-injury/1387562/improving-access-to-justice-for-survivors-of-sexual-assault


Stop violence against women; stop glorifying domination, pope says

https://www.ncronline.org/vatican/vatican-news/stop-violence-against-women-stop-glorifying-domination-pope-says


United Nations Condemns U.S. Failure to Address Discrimination Against Women, Directs U.S. to Ratify ERA and CEDAW

https://msmagazine.com/2023/11/09/united-nations-usa-women-violence-equal-rights-amendment-sexual-reproductive-health-rights/


Military sex misconduct survivors push for more change as high-profile cases end

https://globalnews.ca/news/10086043/canadian-forces-sexual-misconduct-reforms/


Lack of affordable housing puts strain on women's emergency shelters

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/women-fleeing-abusive-homes-risk-homelessness


Why funding women’s organizations prevents violence against women

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/explainer/2023/11/why-funding-womens-organizations-prevents-violence-against-women


Ontario advocates say gender-based violence an ‘epidemic’, with no end in sight

https://globalnews.ca/news/10093957/ontario-advocates-say-gender-based-violence-an-epidemic-with-no-end-in-sight/


How gender-affirming health care for kids works in Canada

https://www.cbc.ca/news/gender-affirming-care-youth-1.7021529


Canada launches nationwide 988 crisis helpline

https://ubyssey.ca/news/canada-launches-nationwide-988-crisis-helpline/


U of A replaces sexual assault centre director over letter questioning alleged Hamas sexual violence

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/u-of-a-replaces-sexual-assault-centre-director-over-letter-questioning-alleged-hamas-sexual-violence-1.7033161


Canadian military colleges review ‘about to be launched,’ new report says

https://globalnews.ca/news/10103352/bill-blair-caf-sexual-misconduct-report/


'Undignified,' 'inhumane,' 'wicked': Sexual abuse survivors say they're revictimized during civil process

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/survivors-sexual-abuse-say-civil-court-process-retraumatizing-1.7031729


U of G’s Research on Violence Against Women and Girls Has Global Impact

https://news.uoguelph.ca/2023/11/u-of-gs-research-on-violence-against-women-and-girls-has-global-impact/


FAQs: Types of violence against women and girls

https://eca.unwomen.org/en/stories/explainer/2023/11/faqs-types-of-violence-against-women-and-girls


A 'predator' at CSIS: Officers allegedly raped by senior officer provide shocking glimpse inside spy agency

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/a-predator-at-csis-officers-allege-rape-harassment-and-toxic-workplace-culture



October 2023

'Emotionally, he's destroyed me': Why intimate partner sexual violence needs to be taken as seriously as stranger rape

https://phys.org/news/2023-10-emotionally-destroyed-intimate-partner-sexual.html


Women and girls continue to be killed, based on gender alone

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/10/1141842


Four actions to forge workplaces free from sexual harassment and violence

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/explainer/2023/10/four-actions-to-forge-workplaces-free-from-sexual-harassment-and-violence


‘Hysterical’ Women Out for Revenge: Family Court’s Misogynistic Tropes Traumatize Women and Children

https://msmagazine.com/2023/10/03/women-revenge-crazy-family-courts-custody-abuse-piquis-law/


In Her Defence, Episode 1: The Ticking Time Bomb

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/podcasts/inherdefence/article-in-her-defence-episode-1-the-ticking-time-bomb/


How the World Is Letting Girls Fall Behind

https://msmagazine.com/2023/10/10/girls-world-education-health-rights/


Federal government providing Alberta $54 million to combat gender-based violence

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/alberta-combat-gender-based-violence


Here's what advocates say is missing from the conversation about crime and public safety in B.C.

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/nearly-half-of-violent-crime-reports-reviewed-by-b-c-prosecutors-are-domestic-violence-cases-why-isn-t-it-treated-as-an-urgent-public-safety-concern-1.6605467


Press release: UN Women report reveals devastating impact of the crisis in Gaza on women and girls

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/press-release/2023/10/press-release-un-women-report-reveals-devastating-impact-of-the-crisis-in-gaza-on-women-and-girls


Domestic Violence Calls About ‘Reproductive Coercion’ Doubled After the Overturn of Roe

https://msmagazine.com/2023/10/20/domestic-violence-reproductive-coercion-doubled-roe-dobbs/


Canada’s health-care crisis is gendered: How the burden of care falls to women

https://theconversation.com/canadas-health-care-crisis-is-gendered-how-the-burden-of-care-falls-to-women-215751


Women are brutalised, raped, and humiliated during wartime – when will our bodies stop being seen as collateral damage?

https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/rape-weapon-war


Women are increasingly at-risk in conflict, underrepresented in peace processes, according to UN Secretary-General report

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/feature-story/2023/10/women-are-increasingly-at-risk-in-conflict-underrepresented-in-peace-processes-according-to-un-secretary-general-report


Explainer: Why women’s role in sustaining peace is more critical than ever

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/10/1142762


Sabrina Maddeaux: Sault Ste. Marie shooting a tragic reminder that justice needs reform

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/sault-ste-marie-shooting-tragic-reminder-justice-reform


Time to declare domestic violence an epidemic, Sault officials say

https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/time-to-declare-domestic-violence-an-epidemic-sault-officials-say-1.6617076


Court outcomes associated with the gender-related homicide of women and girls in Canada, 2009/2010 to 2020/2021

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2023001/article/00007-eng.htm


Algoma domestic violence council declares intimate partner violence an 'epidemic'

https://www.saultstar.com/news/algoma-domestic-violence-council-declares-intimate-partner-violence-an-epidemic


Documentary series shares stories of women’s survival, hope, and activism

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/feature-story/2023/10/documentary-series-shares-stories-of-womens-survival-hope-and-activism


Liberal bill updating sex-offender registry in response to court decision becomes law

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/liberal-bill-updating-sex-offender-registry-in-response-to-court-decision-becomes-law-1.6619538


'What You Were Wearing' exhibit aims to raise awareness about sexual violence

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/what-were-you-wearing-university-of-waterloo-1.7010582


Alarm grows as Saskatchewan bars third-party sexual health, sexual abuse prevention educators from classrooms

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-alarm-grows-as-saskatchewan-bars-third-party-sexual-health-sexual/


Let’s start addressing the root cause of intimate partner violence

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/let-s-start-addressing-the-root-cause-of-intimate-partner-violence/article_24d633c8-d29d-5cf2-8c4e-8ecfd4506392.html


Campaign against human trafficking accelerates with new rig's highway debut in Ontario

https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/campaign-against-human-trafficking-accelerates-with-new-rig-s-highway-debut-in-ontario-1.6623265


In Her Defence, Episode 5: The battered woman defence

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/podcasts/inherdefence/article-in-her-defence-episode-5-the-battered-woman-defence/




September 2023

Spanish officials to hold crisis meeting as 40th gender-based murder comes amid backlash over sexism

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spain-women-gender-violence-femicide-world-cup/


Opinion: Let's prioritize ending family violence as much as social disorder

https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-lets-prioritize-ending-family-violence-as-much-as-social-disorder


Sex charges stayed against former cadet major after defence requests counselling records

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/cadet-major-stayed-1.6955435


Intimate partner violence impacts whole community, epidemic must be declared in Waterloo region, groups say

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/womens-crisis-services-intimate-partner-violence-epidemic-1.6953672


Poor police practices are endangering 2SLGBTQ+ survivors of intimate partner violence

https://theconversation.com/poor-police-practices-are-endangering-2slgbtq-survivors-of-intimate-partner-violence-212326


Police-academic partnerships could help tackle the crime of coercive control

https://theconversation.com/police-academic-partnerships-could-help-tackle-the-crime-of-coercive-control-211965


Nowhere to Go: Gender-Based Violence and Housing Insecurity in Ontario

https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/nhs/nhs-project-profiles/2023-nhs-projects/nowhere-go-gender-based-violence-housing-insecurity-ontario


Afghanistan: Taliban’s Gender Crimes Against Humanity
Women, Girls Are Targets; ICC Mandated to Prosecute Gender-Based Cases

The world is failing girls and women, according to new UN report

Uniform Law Conference criminal section asks feds to examine intimate-partner homicide penalties

Intimate partner violence an epidemic, Region of Waterloo councillors declare in motion

UN rights chief decries 'shocking oppression' of Afghan women by Taliban

Tackling Gender-Based Violence is a Development Imperative

What the World Needs to Do For Afghan Women

Patty Kinnersly: Kids are key to breaking cycle of violence against women

Saskatchewan organizations draw attention to brain injuries, domestic violence

Western-led research aims to prevent workplace violence and harassment

Croatia announces new bill to recognise femicide in country's criminal code

Debate over pronouns pits parental rights against the rights of children, experts say

Sex workers' challenge of Canadian Charter dismissed by court

Faculty of Medicine researchers lead new pan-Canadian women’s health research

Speech: This is the moment, the opportunity, to finally call time on gender inequality

1 in 4 Canadian youths suffered online threats and harassment: StatCan

Local police receive provincial funding to support victims of intimate partner violence

This student is stuck in the middle of Canada’s gender policy debate

Quebec Public Security Ministry probes domestic violence bracelet failure

MANDEL: No justice for 4 women who allege they're victims of serial abuser

Canada’s moralistic sex work laws are ineffective and dangerous

The Supreme Court’s Blindness to Gender Violence

How rape myths and unconscious biases prejudice the judicial system against women – and rape survivors in particular

'He shattered her': B.C. court awards woman $200K in damages as compensation for domestic abuse

PCs promise funds for victims of violence while protesters call for landfill search

Equality Is Critical to Reducing Gender-Based Violence, ADRA Canada Says

First Nations lawyer says new bail legislation unfairly targets Indigenous women



August 2023

Keira’s Law brings hope for change in child protection against domestic violence

https://www.chch.com/keiras-law-brings-hope-for-change-in-child-protection-against-domestic-violence/


Is it sexual assault to secretly record consensual sex? Ottawa case sparks debate

https://globalnews.ca/news/9901854/sexual-assault-secret-filming-canada/


Justice minister says Canada remains 'open' to criminalizing coercive control

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/remfrew-county-1.6939642


A Call to World Leaders: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Requires Advancing Men’s Access To Mental Health Support

https://www.herald.ng/a-call-to-world-leaders-ending-violence-against-women-and-girls-requires-advancing-mens-access-to-psychosocial-support/



Harmful online messages about masculinity must be countered, violence expert says


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/harmful-online-messages-about-masculinity-must-be-countered-violence-expert-says-1.6944158


What could Canada learn from Scotland's coercive control law?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/coercive-control-canada-scotland-law-1.6946127


Racism partly to blame for worse health outcomes of Indigenous women: study

https://globalnews.ca/news/9923348/indigenous-women-health-phac-study/


The long road to an 'epidemic' of intimate partner violence

https://vancouver.citynews.ca/2023/08/28/intimate-partner-violence-big-story-podcast/


Domestic homicide often follows many warning signs, experts say

https://globalnews.ca/news/9925072/domestic-homicide-warning-signs/


Ontario refuses to label intimate partner violence as an “epidemic.” That could hurt the response to this serious problem

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/ontario-refuses-to-label-intimate-partner-violence-as-an-epidemic-that-could-hurt-the-response/article_057a883e-62a3-5e0c-b332-4fa7396de779.html


Third-party educators voice concerns about Saskatchewan sexual health decision

https://globalnews.ca/news/9924836/third-party-educatiors-concerns-saskatchewan-sexual-health/


Howard Levitt: Why workplace sexual assault remains a scourge

https://financialpost.com/fp-work/why-workplace-sexual-assault-remains-scourge


Addressing the surge in intimate partner violence

https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/addressing-the-surge-in-intimate-partner-violence-1.6540978


Canadian Forces to repeal ‘duty to report’ in latest sexual misconduct reform

https://globalnews.ca/news/9928563/caf-duty-to-report-repeal/


James Smith Cree Nation killer’s half-brother reflects on roots of family violence

https://globalnews.ca/news/9928505/james-smith-cree-nation-saskatchewan-stabbings-myles-sanderson-brother/