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
In July 2015, Cameron McCaw had sexual intercourse with a woman when he was extremely intoxicated. Of his own volition, he had consumed a large amount of alcohol, marijuana and a “date rape” drug. Mr. McCaw’s trial begins in Toronto Continue reading How drunk is too drunk?