Vancouver Sun article discussing new developments in forensic toxicology that could have implications for drug-facilitated sexual assault cases – Hair Test Portends Dramatic Shift in Date-Rape Trials: Toxicologist.
Vernon Morning Star article highlighting the ICAT – Integrated Case Assessment Team – project between the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society and the Vernon RCMP. Protocol aimed at collaborative information sharing with the goal of “enhancing the safety of victims … Continue reading
West Coast Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund has released its 2010 CEDAW Report Card. The report uses statistics and reports to measure BC’s performance against the United Nations Convention to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Visit … Continue reading
Times Colonist article – Sex-trade ruling should be obeyed.
Please see the position issued from the Aboriginal Women’s Action Network, Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution and the South Asian Women Against Male Violence reacted to the Ontario Supreme Court ruling that struck down aspects of the criminalization of prostitution: Ontario … Continue reading
By Maggie Ziegler Here is a short story with a history that precedes my arrival in Rwanda. Two years ago, BWSS commissioned me to write an article on involving men and boys in speaking out against violence against women, and … Continue reading
Aruna Papp, author of the paper “Culturally-Driven Violence Against Women: a growing problem in Canada’s immigrant communities”, will be speaking at EVA BC’s November 2010 training forum. Read the Media Release – Cultural-Driven Violence Against Women.
EVA BC comments on the province’s first round of recommendations coming out of the new Domestic Violence Action Plan, saying it’s a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done. Read the Times Colonist article – Oak Bay … Continue reading
EVA BC speaks out in the Georgia Straight – Cuts to B.C.’s violence against women programs going in wrong direction.
International Agencies such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and Amnesty International have all identified violence against women as a serious global human rights issue. A large proportion of women with substance use issues are survivors of domestic … Continue reading