A new legal program will provide up to five hours of advice to victims of workplace sexual harassment. CBC Article – Free legal service launches for victims of workplace sexual harassment. Vancouver Sun Article – Funding provides up to five hours … Continue reading
New legislation was introduced on March 3 which would allow victims and survivors of domestic or sexual violence to take five days of paid leave from their jobs. Please find a round up of news media spotlighting this announcement: BC … Continue reading
This Bezinga Article spotlights the SHARP Workplaces program that aims to help workers facing sexual harassment on the job, co-led by Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) and the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC).
In this Op-Ed, Red Seal carpenter Kristine Byers writes about the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, and speaks to changes that are now taking place to reduce barriers faced by women in the trades, including a … Continue reading
EVA BC’s Executive Director was interviewed by Chris Walker on CBC Daybreak South to talk about the RCMP release of their review of sexual assault reporting at the Kelowna RCMP detachment and the importance of mandatory comprehensive sexual assault training … Continue reading
EVA BC’s Executive Director Tracy Porteous was interviewed by various radio outlets to talk about the new legislation introduced yesterday which, if enacted, will allow victims and survivors of domestic or sexual violence to take five days of paid leave … Continue reading
During a Red FM radio interview yesterday, BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson characterized those fleeing violence as “people who are in a tough marriage” – his response to BC NDP’s pledge to provide five days of paid leave for people … Continue reading
This CFJC article and video clip spotlights a recent visit by our Be More Than A Bystander Program to Kamloops to connect with students about preventing gender-based violence: BC Lions Visit Kamloops.
Tracy Porteous, Executive Director of the Ending Violence Association of BC, was interviewed on RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime in Ireland about how so many men stay silent around violence against women, and the impacts of our Be More Than A … Continue reading
Community-based responses, emergency services, and coordinated trauma-informed professionals are crucial lifelines for survivors. And yet, BC is still suffering from massive funding cuts to core/operational funding for all sexual assault centres from 2001-2, remaining the only province in Canada without … Continue reading