Category: COVID-19 Pandemic
After almost two months of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, staff members at some sexual assault centres in Canada are worried – and bracing for crisis calls to skyrocket.
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 us backward. A recent bill introduced by the federal Liberal government demonstrates this effectively.
Author and activist Marlee Liss was raped a week after returning from a women-centered meditation centre. Read about her healing process and her restorative justice journey.
When it comes to sexual assault cases, harmful myths and stereotypes persist. They may influence judges’ thinking about how complainants are supposed to behave during the assault and in court. You can help support survivors of sexual violence and build the gender equality movement in Canada.