News From Around BC, Contributed by Gloria Miller of Hope, BC International Women’s Day 2010 was celebrated and hosted by Chawathil First Nation near Hope, BC in collaboration with the Hope & Area Transition Society STV program. The day consisted … Continue reading
EVA BC Media Release – BC Suffers High Rates of Missing and Murdered Women and Girls.
Former EVA BC Board Co-Chair, Marsha Early, recently received the Bill McFarland Award for “outstanding devotion to the prevention of child abuse throughout her career and her lifelong efforts at work and in the community in the areas of child … Continue reading
New sex offences listed under the proposed Protecting Children from Sexual Predators Act announced today in Toronto by Justice Minister Rob Nicholson. Visit CBC News to read the article.
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