Some days it is hard to know whether or not we are making progress in addressing gender-based violence. It often seems that for every step we manage to take forward there is one of at least equal size that moves Continue reading Forward or backward?
As 2019 comes to a close, three recent sexual assault cases make apparent the continuing and desperate need for judges to receive proper education in the dynamics of sexual violence. As Patricia Hughes wrote recently in Slaw: “Will we ever Continue reading When will they ever learn?
Since the 1970s, women around the world have raised awareness about sexual violence and the right to be safe in our streets, homes, schools, religious institutions, workplaces and communities at Take Back the Night marches. Typically, these are loud events, Continue reading Racing against the clock
Women who make the decision to report a sexual assault to the police are embarking on a potentially long and always arduous journey through the criminal law system. They will be confronted with myths and stereotypes about women and sex, Continue reading Believing women