Dr. Elaine Alpert is internationally respected expert in health professions education, policy development and community advocacy regarding family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Dr. Alpert was a 2009 Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia College of Health Disciplines in Vancouver, BC, where she now serves as Adjunct Professor and Director of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program. She also is Senior Global Health Fellow at the Division of Global Health and Human Rights at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she develops health professional curricula and theory-based public health initiatives to address sex trafficking.
By elainealpert on November 6, 2013
Thank you, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, for speaking truth to power again, and again, and again. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/wasted+million+failed+aboriginal+child+welfare+reforms+child/9133170/story.html
By elainealpert on November 6, 2013
Thankfully a male voice of reason. See http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/06/opinion/whitaker-women-drinking-rape/index.html?hpt=hp_t4 and offer your comments.
By elainealpert on November 4, 2013
These two articles were published today (Nov 4, 2013) in the Vancouver Sun and The Province, respectively. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/commerce+students+reject+hire+assault+counsellor/9119883/story.html http://www.theprovince.com/news/rape+chant+commerce+students+reject+sexual+assault/9119330/story.html Why do you think Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS) recommended funding this position? Was that the right decision by CUS and Sauder leadership? Why do you think the CUS student body rejected this recommendation so resoundingly? Are […]
First of its kind: New York State Specialized Courts to Treat Most Sex Workers as Crime Victims, Not Criminals
By elainealpert on September 25, 2013
Just published in both the NY Times and on NBCnews.com. From the NY Times story: “Mr. Banks, of the Legal Aid Society, said in an interview that the new system was ‘an extremely important step forward nationally’ to set up courts where people accused of prostitution and prostitution-related offenses can be connected to programs that […]
By elainealpert on May 14, 2013
What does this article say about entrenched attitudes and about the intersections of violence, violence prevention, human rights, armed conflict and human rights? Should Canada respond, and if so, how? http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/14/18245613-japanese-mayor-wwii-comfort-women-sex-slaves-necessary-for-morale?lite
By elainealpert on October 31, 2012
Apologies for the late notice about this upcoming important conference: Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence: Exploring the Continuum of Violence Against Women and Girls Nov 7-9 Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown (1128 W. Hastings) Conference website: http://fredacentre.com/events/ *****REGISTRATION CLOSES at NOON on FRIDAY NOV 2 so don’t delay if you intend to register.
By elainealpert on October 29, 2012
Another heartbreaking use of modern technology to victimize vulnerable children. What suggestions do you have for intervention and prevention? http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/facebook-used-kidnap-traffic-indonesian-girls-1B6737538
By elainealpert on October 24, 2012
I came across this story earlier today and have been absolutely horrified and unable to stop thinking about it. I wanted to share this with you to spark a discussion on the comment made by this politician. How can someone possibly think like this? What implications would a comment like this have on a person […]
By elainealpert on October 23, 2012
There is no limit to the stories of sexual predators or to the “respected” institutions that have enabled predators to continue either by looking the other way or by actively abetting them. See the latest at: http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/23/world/europe/uk-savile-bbc-scandal/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 and let log on with your thoughts. October 28, 2012 follow-up story on CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/28/world/europe/uk-savile-investigation/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 (Photo attribution for post image: By Jmb […]