Women murdered by their partners or former partners are all too often disappeared from the story as it is covered by the media. Neighbours are asked what they think and, inevitably, we hear that the man was a great guy, Continue reading Where have the women gone?
The answer to this question is both simple and complicated: Only when the law, court processes and those who implement and oversee the interpretation and administration of the law acknowledge the prevalence of violence against women within the family will Continue reading What can family courts do to get a passing grade?
I hate to think I have become a cranky old feminist, but some days that is exactly how I feel. The full-colour brochure that was waiting for me in my mailbox a few weeks ago was one of those days. Continue reading Enough already!
Women are at the highest risk of being killed by their partner at the point of separation. And yet, the family court to which many of these women turn does not offer them a guaranteed safe haven; all too often, Continue reading Ontario’s family courts fail the best interests of the child test when violence is involved