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
Carolina de Ryk CBC Radio Daybreak North interviews EVA BC’s Executive Director Tracy Porteous to talk about the Harvey Weinstein trial and the impacts of #MeToo in BC. The interview begins at 1:16:27: Daybreak North Segment.
Chris Walker from CBC Radio Daybreak South sat down with EVA BC’s Executive Director Tracy Porteous to talk about the impacts of the #MeToo movement outside the entertainment industry. The interview begins at 1:30:37: Daybreak South Interview.
As Harvey Weinstein’s trial process began in New York this week, Stephen Quinn from CBC Radio‘s Early Edition interviewed EVA BC’s Executive Director Tracy Porteous to talk about the impacts of the #MeToo movement outside the entertainment industry: The Early … Continue reading
City TV’s Breakfast Television sat down with EVA BC’s Executive Director, Tracy Porteous, and Myrna Dawson, Director of the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice & Accountability, to talk about “Supergirl” actress Melissa Benoist who recently spoke up about an abusive … Continue reading
This CBC article spotlights ways to increase safety for women leaving an abusive partner, including support programs such as community-based advocacy programs, housing, supervised custody drop-off, and government child support. The article links to a CBC Early Edition segment that … Continue reading
“[T]he question about what counts as a domestic homicide, or an intimate relationship, is a really important question that comes to the forefront in this case” says Kate Rossiter, EVA BC’s Research and Projects Manager, in this Globe and Mail … Continue reading
This Global News article spotlights the BC government recent launch of a public consultation, inviting residents to weigh in on whether employers should offer paid leave to survivors of domestic and sexual violence – B.C. wants to know if domestic, … Continue reading
EVA BC Executive Director Tracy Porteous was on hand at today’s announcement launching a new sexual violence awareness campaign for BC post-secondary campuses. Along with EVA BC, the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, The Honourable Melanie Mark, was … Continue reading
This article from HuffPost Canada highlights how recent judgements in Canada’s court system perpetuate rape myths and re-traumatize victims and survivors, despite the calls for change: When Judges Make Sexual Assault Victims Feel Like Criminals.