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A motion to create a national plan to address the rising problem of violence against women was introduced in the House of Commons on May 28 by NDP member of Parliament Niki Ashton.
Image: Flickr/Niki Ashton
| May 31, 2015
Feminist Current

The Perfect Victim

April 17, 2015
| A new documentary follows the cases of four women, given extremely severe sentences for killing their abusive husbands.
Length: 29:10 minutes (26.7 MB)

Francine Pelletier: 'Violence against women is the Western world's dirty little secret'

Photo: Elvira Truglia

Not even one headline calling out an "attack on feminists" or "assault on women or equal rights," remembers award-winning journalist Francine Pelletier as she speaks about the 1989 Montreal Massacre.



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March 11, 2015 |
Canada has not sufficiently implemented measures to ensure that cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women are effectively investigated and prosecuted.
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