Violence

February 4, 2015
The 2015 women's memorial march will take place in many communities across Canada and in the United States on February 14. The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder...
Keywords: Article , Indigenous, Organizing, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, United States
January 13, 2015
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has just released a report that investigates Canada’s response to missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia. The IACHR report...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
May 6, 2014
There has been a recent streak of deadly domestic violence in British Columbia. Women's advocates are calling for greater access to legal aid as some women fear the loss of their children in a court...
Keywords: Article , Violence, Welfare, Women, British Columbia
May 2, 2014
Cuts to legal aid in B.C. have created barriers for women fleeing domestic violence, and abusive partners able to use the legal system to continue harassment. There is currently a 25-hour funding cap...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, Violence, Women, British Columbia
April 24, 2014
West Coast LEAF has proposed an amendment to BC's Residential Tenancy Act (the RTA) to ensure that victims of violence are able to end their fixed-term tenancies without penalty in order to escape...
Keywords: Article , Housing, Violence, Women, British Columbia
February 11, 2014
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through...
Keywords: Online Resource , Ethnicity and Race, feminism, trans, Violence, Women, General resources, United States
August 19, 2013
"Our enemy is not radical Islam. It is global capitalism. It is a world where the wretched of the earth are forced to bow before the dictates of the marketplace, where children go hungry as global...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Human Rights, Unemployment, Violence, International
May 4, 2012
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has just issued its first decision on a complaint against Canada under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, All of Canada
Native Women’s Association of Canada
March 27, 2012
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) will appear today before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights in...
Keywords: Article , Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia, International
February 16, 2012
People forced to live on the streets in Victoria are being targeted by the police and are subject to unnecessary force and frequent arrest without sufficient cause, according to a report by the...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Violence, British Columbia
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