Opinion: Decriminalization of sex work is essential

From a Montreal Gazette opinion piece: As principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, I have the privilege of working in a converted living room replete with big windows, wooden floors, trimmed mouldings and brightly coloured walls...


Bill C-75 reforms too little, too late to respond to domestic violence

From a Toronto Star opinion piece: A woman is killed by her current or former partner every six days in Canada. Indigenous women are killed by their intimate partners at a rate eight times higher. Domestic violence is a national...


Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say

After expensive and ultimately futile in-vitro fertilization treatments, Kathryn Lee sent out a very public plea for help on Facebook: Would anyone be willing to be a surrogate for her family?

"I broadcast it to the world that we were...


May 10: Information session on trauma informed responses within the criminal justice system, Thunder Bay

Information from Northwestern Ontarion Women's Centre: In recognition of Elizabeth Fry week (May 7-13th 2018), the Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre and the Cross-Over Youth Committee of Thunder Bay ...


Fight to keep planned birth in Attawapiskat finally over, says midwife

Community leaders in Attawapiskat have successfully defended the right for women to have a planned birth in the community — a right they had been granted by the health authority six years ago but was denied by regional...


Immigrant women in Canada earn less, face more employment challenges: government report

Immigrant women in Canada face greater employment barriers and earn less money than both male immigrants and Canadian-born women, data compiled by the immigration department suggests.

The information, obtained by the Canadian Press through the...


Sexual harassment in the workplace an 'epidemic': human resources survey

Sexual harassment is far more prevalent in Canadian workplaces than company executives would like to believe, a new report says.

Indeed, the report from the Human Resources Professionals Association says recent revelations of harassment in the...


Celebrated Indigenous law school dean resigns claiming systemic racism

In 2016, Angelique EagleWoman packed up her life in the United States and moved north to Thunder Bay, where she became the first Indigenous dean of a Canadian law school. Her appointment at Lakehead University's law faculty was celebrated as "historic...


Changes to domestic violence law do not fix our broken system

From a Globe and Mail opinion piece: Kathryn L. Smithen is a lawyer who represents domestic and sexual violence victims in family courts.

A man sees a woman on a street whom he does not know. He hits her in the face...


April 11: Global Classroom Live Event - Human Trafficking Globally & Locally

Information from the Victim Justice Network: Please join us for an upcoming collaborative discussion on Human Trafficking. This Global Classroom event, co-hosted by the Victim Justice Network will take place on Wednesday, April...

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