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
On December 13, 2017, the criminal law chapter of Mandi Gray’s rape story came to an end when the man charged with sexually assaulting her, Mustafa Ururyar, entered into a peace bond in which he agreed not to contact her Continue reading Not with a bang but a whimper
In the recent case of R. v. H.E., Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith acquitted a man charged with sexually assaulting his wife, even as he also declared that “marriage is not a shield for sexual assault.” This is Continue reading Marital rape myths alive and well in Ottawa courtroom
In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Take Back the Night is celebrated on International Women’s Day in March, rather than in September as is traditional in many parts of the world. On March 8, 2017, a sizeable contingent of Mexican, Continue reading Women unite to take back the night!