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Category: Sexual abuse

Here’s How to Send a Strong Message About Justice For Sexual Assault Survivors

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When it comes to sexual assault cases, harmful myths and stereotypes persist. They may influence judges’ thinking about how complainants are supposed to behave during the assault and in court. You can help support survivors of sexual violence and build the gender equality movement in Canada.

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Q&A: Musician Kinley Dowling Takes The Microphone Against Sexual Violence

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When vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kinley Dowling (KINLEY) released her debut solo album in 2016, Letters Never Sent, she knew it would rock the boat. The Islander and longtime member of Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta! wrote openly about her experience of sexual assault on the track Microphone. Now that song, and the accompanying music video, is going to be used in classrooms to teach students about sexual violence and consent.

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Three Reasons Why The #MeToo Momentum Must Continue into 2019

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Without looking, can you guess what tops CTV’s list of the eight biggest Canadian It’s “#MeToo Hits Parliament Hill” – this year’s coverage of revelations about inappropriate behaviour by some Canadian politicians, as well as changes to sexual harassment policy and regulation in the federal sphere. Even those of us who aren’t in politics have […]

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Q&A: Healing and Re-Humanizing After Trauma with Author and Activist Marlee Liss

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Art by , published by Trigger Warning: Sexual violence, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm In 2016, author and activist Marlee Liss was raped only a week after returning from a women-centered yoga retreat. Feeling isolated in her trauma, she channeled her energy towards a writing project that blossomed into Re-Humanize – a book of poems and […]

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