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Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6: This day marks the anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at L’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989. They died because they were women. This day raises awareness of how some women and girls face violence on a daily basis. It […]
Even before Kimberly Roach started co-leading Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) Racialized Communities Strategy, she saw firsthand the need for a strategy to address the needs of racialized communities.
Infographic: Unite to End Violence against Women Infographic: Unite to End Violence against Women From Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to Dec. 10, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days Campaign is a time to inspire action to end violence against women and girls around the world. 83% of […]
Over at Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), we first committed to prioritizing services for those who have experienced domestic violence in 2002. Since then, we developed guidelines for all front line and intake staff to appropriately screen LAO applicants, and we also have begun domestic violence awareness training. But more needs to be done.
In my last blog, I said that Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) had met with hundreds of stakeholders to help us make informed decisions about expanding legal aid eligibility. We recently announced the road LAO plans to take, and I am pleased to say that it is a comprehensive, multi-year plan to significantly enhance access to justice for low-income Ontarians.Nye Thomas is LAO’s Director General, Policy and Strategic Research. Nye has been leading LAO’s financial eligibility project.
Alia Hogben is the Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. The Quran is clear that the burying of live infant girls is a sin for which the murderers will be held responsible, then why does anyone think the killing of women and girls will not be viewed in the same light?
By Michelle Squires Twenty five years ago on Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered by an armed man in the name of “fighting feminism.” And every year, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, Women’s College Hospital staff and community partners place a rose in a vase in […]
By Karine Rogers, coordinator of the START program A woman in crisis because of abuse and violence usually needs many types of help from multiple services, and may have no idea what services are available. Trying to figure out how to get support from many potential services can be confusing, overwhelming and time consuming. A […]
This week, it’s timely to reflect upon the issues facing victims of crime and the services, assistance and laws in place to help victims and their families. When a crime is committed, the repercussions can ripple out and affect children, partners, entire families and communities. Beyond physical injury, financial loss and property damage, the damages […]
Dec. 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day observes the anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre ( a brief history here), and is a day for people throughout Canada to reflect on the ongoing social impact of violence against women. One common symbol of respect on this […]