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Thank you, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, for speaking truth to power again, and again, and again.

Who is responsible for sexual assault?

Thankfully a male voice of reason.  See and offer your comments.

UBC Sauder / Commerce Undergraduate Society News of Importance to the UBC Community Nov 4, 2013

These two articles were published today (Nov 4, 2013) in the Vancouver Sun and The Province, respectively. 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

Just published in both the NY Times and on 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 […]

International Women’s Day – Let’s Celebrate!

Today marks the 102nd year of International Women’s Day. Below are links to articles and posts about gender geography, inspirational women,and ending violence against women . Please set aside some time today to acknowledge and celebrate women’s achievements and reflect on the necessary changes still need for gender equality. Don’t forget the key theme this […]

FREDA Conference Announcement: Nov 7-9 in Vancouver

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: *****REGISTRATION CLOSES at NOON on FRIDAY NOV 2 so don’t delay if you intend to register.

Facebook as a tool for child sex traffickers

Another heartbreaking use of modern technology to victimize vulnerable children.  What suggestions do you have for intervention and prevention?

Malala Yousufzai

The horrific, premeditated attack on Malala Yousufzai and two of her schoolmates in Pakistan has riveted the world’s attention on the way girls and women are viewed and treated both in Pakistan and beyond, and on the urgent need to provide girls worldwide with both education and safety.  Please refer to the articles below and offer […]

Amanda Todd – The Tipping Point Against Bullying?

This is so tragic and was so preventable – please read and comment on the series of articles surrounding Amanda Todd’s recent suicide. Here are some additional follow up stories: – This brief op-ed contains some key insights on the effects of early sexualization of girls in Canadian society. […]

Rights group: Police rape woman in Tunisia, then charge her with indecency

Almost unbelievable.  Merits some serious discussion.

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