News - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Housing, Violence, Women, British Columbia
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: 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: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, All 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: 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: Homelessness, Violence, British Columbia
October 3, 2011
On the heels of Pivot's recent announcement that they will not be participating in the Missing Women's Inquiry, two more groups have withdrawn. The Women's Memorial March Committee and the Downtown...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia
September 19, 2011
In its fifth year, the large turnout for the annual DTES Women's Housing March shows that the movement pushing for better access to safe and affordable housing for women in the neighbourhood, is not...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Tenants' Rights, Violence, Women, British Columbia
August 5, 2011
Justice Education Society of BC and We Can BC have launched a program aiming to end violence against women and girls. They're looking for students to join their 'Youth Against Violence Team.' The...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Violence, Women, British Columbia
August 3, 2011
The B.C. Missing Women Inquiry will examine the question of why it took so long to investigate and apprehend convicted murderer Robert Pickton. The Attorney General for B.C., Barry Penner, has denied...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia
November 18, 2010
Mary-Ellen Proctor, the executive director of Fort McMurry's only women's shelter, started a hunger strike to push the government to fund more beds for women fleeing abuse in the oil field town. More...
Keywords: Alberta, Violence, Women
August 17, 2010
In the town at the heart of the oil sands, the women's transition house is struggling to house women fleeing abuse. This year the transition house was forced to turn over 400 women and their children...
Keywords: Alberta, Violence, Women
September 8, 2008
Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS) Immigrant Women Engagement in the Legal System project has released their first report, Engaging Immigrant Women In The Legal System-Community Engagement...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Research, LGBTQ, Violence, Women, British Columbia
June 26, 2007
Last week, at the National Aboriginal Women's Summit, the Minister for Heritage and the Status of Women announced five years of funding to build and support women's shelters on reserves. According to...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada
February 27, 2007
For the past eight years native groups have been asking the BC government for an inquiry into the death of Frank Paul. Frank Paul, a Mi'kmaq man from New Brunswick, died of exposure after police left...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, British Columbia
February 8, 2006
Aboriginal children, on and off reserves are not doing nearly as well as non-Aboriginal children. Over half of Aboriginal children live in poverty. Twice as many Aboriginal babies will be born...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, Violence, All of Canada
September 2, 2005
The American agency, the National Coalition for the Homeless' four page fact sheet (in PDF) gives statistics and examples of crimes perpetrated against homeless people.
Keywords: Homelessness, Poorbashing, Violence, United States
January 23, 2005
The latest issue of the newsletter of the B.C. Institute Against Family Violence focuses on the connection between family violence and homelessness from a variety of communities - women, youth,...
Keywords: Family, Homelessness, Violence, British Columbia
October 16, 2004
From a report by Amnesty International: "Social and economic marginalization of indigenous women, including some government policies, have pushed indigenous women into "extreme poverty, homelessness...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, All of Canada
September 3, 2004
Substance use and homelessness are factors associated with death among street youth in Montreal, according to a study in the August 4 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, Violence, Québec
May 17, 2002
An Aboriginal women's shelter for victims of family violence, held a ceremony for its new facility which will open in Winnipeg in the coming weeks. For more information read the Manitoba Government...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, Manitoba
September 20, 2000
The Canadian Women's March Committee demands that the United Nations and its member states take concrete measures to eliminate poverty and ensure a fair distribution of the planet's wealth between...
Keywords: Organizing, Violence, Women, All of Canada