Dangerous rape myths persist in our courts: Opinion

From a Toronto Star opinion piece: Rape myths have no place in Canadian courtrooms.

On this issue, both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court...


Ottawa says female genital mutilation is 'abhorrent,' but offers no commitment on tracking cases

Days after a continuing Toronto Star investigation revealed that Canadian girls are being sent abroad to be subjected to female genital mutilation, the federal government is...


Families want more resignations from missing, murdered women inquiry

Cries from frustrated families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls grew louder Wednesday as advocates in different parts of the country called for a reboot of the study following the resignation of a Metis...


Woman launches human rights complaint over Cornwall's toplessness policy at pools

An eastern Ontario city is facing a human rights complaint over its policy on female toplessness in pools, more than two decades after it became legal for women to bare their breasts in public in the...


New tool to report sexual assaults coming to TTC riders

From a Globe and Mail article: The subway car was crowded. As usual during evening rush hour, everyone had bunched up at the doors, including Dai Williams, a content manager for an app in Toronto.


Alberta Court of Appeal ruling on Gladue murder case a win for women's, Indigenous groups

The reversal of a controversial 2015 acquittal of an Ontario man charged with killing an Indigenous woman in Edmonton is being hailed as a precedent-setting victory by those involved in the appeal.

Two years ago, a jury found Bradley...


High number of women failing citizenship test reflects barriers they face, advocates say

Born in India to Tibetan parents in exile, Tsesang Wangmo never went to school until she was sponsored to Canada in late 2013 by her husband, who arrived in Toronto earlier under Ottawa's refugee...


Helping women facing violence

Deepa Mattoo's work at the Barbra Schlifer legal clinic is part of a long-term strategy to train a new breed of lawyer.

In August of last year, Deepa Mattoo started a new role as legal director of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic in...


Forced marriage in Canada 'more prevalent' than thought: ex-child bride

Samra Zafar was just 16 years old when her mother told her she would be marrying a 28-year-old man in Canada.

Against her wishes, Zafar left her Pakistani family's home in the United Arab Emirates and started a new life with her husband in...

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