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November 26, 2014 |
YWCA Rose Campaign's #NOTokay social media initiative calls on individuals to take a stand on violence against women by sharing their voices in response.
Chantal Bilulu, Coordinator of the Women and Children’s Program for Héritiers de
| November 25, 2014

#BeenRapedNeverReported: I refuse to stay silent

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#BeenRapedNeverReported: I just did it.

When I read that Jian Ghomeshi had been fired, initially, I was shocked because I deeply respected his work. Then I read his statement on Facebook and something didn't seem right.

The repeated use of the words, "it was consensual" raised a red flag for me. Abusers are masters when it comes to explaining their actions as a misunderstanding: it was consensual; it only happened once; she seemed to like it; she never said no; I only gave her what she was asking, and on and on.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Support feminist action

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Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Here are five reasons you need to support feminist action right now.

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| November 24, 2014

Safety for some, violence for the poor: Five reasons to support feminist action

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Issues of violence against women have been getting a lot more attention in the news than usual in the past few weeks. Amidst these conversations, you sometimes hear reference to survivors as 'educated' or a 'public figure'. The media emphasis on the class standing of survivors implies that certain lives and stories of violence are more 'believable' (just barely) -- while others can be more easily dismissed. 

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November 19, 2014 |
"To end violence against women, we have to see it as all related and stop it in its tracks."
The F Word

Discussing community responses to violence against women with Julia Payson

November 16, 2014
| Pragya Esh speaks with Julia Payson, ED of the John Howard Society of B.C., about what we can do as communities when we witness violence against women.
Length: 40:35 minutes (46.45 MB)
Feminist Current

Can men be allies in the fight to end violence against women?

November 14, 2014
| Meghan Murphy speaks to Kris Macomber, PhD, about what role -- if any -- men can play in the feminist movement.
Length: 37:48 minutes (34.61 MB)

Women take action for institutional change in Vancouver city elections

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We're talking about it -- we've been talking about it for years, in fact. The difference is that not so many people were listening before.

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