Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial, is a not-for-profit documentary which chronicles a young woman’s efforts to navigate the minefields of the Canadian justice system after she is sexually assaulted. The film seeks to educate women on what they can expect if they choose to report rape in Canada. Watch the video above.
Universities are getting mixed grades when it comes to how they deal with sexual violence on campus, according to the members of Our Turn, a student group that’s analyzed more than a dozen provincially mandated sexual assault policies across the country.
The analysis comes after the Ontario government mandated that all post-secondary institutions create standalone sexual violence policies by January 2017. Despite the move, many people don’t think the policies go far enough.
Civil liberty advocates have launched a legal challenge over the constitutionality of Quebec’s face-covering ban, arguing it “directly infringes on the freedom of religion of individuals.”
The law passed last month requires people to uncover their face to receive public services under certain circumstances.
Read: “Quebec’s Face-covering Law Heads for Constitutional Challenge” at CBC News.
Community college students downtown in Toronto rallied in support of their striking professors, instructors and teaching assistants on Thursday.
Dozens of students gathered at the corner of Bay and Bloor streets at noon, before marching to the Ontario Ministry of Education office and Queens Park. Students also demonstrated at York University.
Read “Students Rally in Support of Striking College Faculty” at CBC News.
“There is a heralding of “new” judicial training and the difference it will make in sex assault cases, but let’s not be naive…”
Read Lessons in Rape Culture from the Many Trials of Mandi Gray by Jane Doe in Now Magazine.
Read this article on the politics of financial compensation following cases of sexual assault by Roslyn Talusan on VICE by clicking the link here.
Activist/Journalist Desmond Cole protests police carding of Black community and shuts down the Toronto Police Service Board meeting!
After University of Toronto student Tamsyn Riddle went to the school officials to report that she was sexually assaulted in 2015, she says she quickly discovered that the odds of finding justice were stacked against her. Read the full article by Shantal Otchere at NOW Toronto by clicking the link here.
9 out of 10 women in Mexico City have been victims of some form of sexual violence. Check out the “penis seat” that was installed on the city’s subway train to raise awareness and speak up against sexual harassment on public transport! You can watch the video here or check it out above.
Mona Haydar, a Syrian Muslim-American poet and activist, released her first-ever single and rap music video in honour of the world’s first-ever Muslim Women’s Day on March 27 … all while she’s pregnant. Check out this amazing music video by clicking on the link here or watch above.
I am not Muslim, nor have I ever been. I have, however, been a sex worker and I, too, am not allowed into the United States.