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?
So said Erika Rosenbaum, a Canadian actor who spoke out last fall about Harvey Weinstein’s “inappropriate behaviour” towards her, when she commented recently on the guilty verdict in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case. The verdict has elicited similar responses Continue reading “This is a victory for all of us.”
As part of the commitments it made in its 2015 It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment, Ontario’s provincial government rolled out a pilot project to provide free independent legal advice (ILA) to survivors of Continue reading ILA for sexual assault survivors: an emerging best practice