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.