Anne Marie Aikins

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Apr 22, 2003

Writing Wrongs

Anne Marie Aikins
Today marks the launch of a groundbreaking book &#151; <i>The Story of Jane Doe: A Book About Rape</i> &#151; by a groundbreaking woman. Though our activism took on different forms after we were rape
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Sep 4, 2002

Teachers, Books, Dirty Looks

Anne Marie Aikins
The last few school years have seen headlines scream &#147;Teen violence out of control.&#148; In response, parents and politicians have called for more punitive young offender legislation; school bo
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May 23, 2002

Fearing Police

Anne Marie Aikins
"I am very, very afraid of the actions I've taken against the police." Words of a Toronto City Councillor who resigned from the Police Services Board in March. He was addressing a public meeting on p
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Apr 3, 2002

Recognition and Restitution

Anne Marie Aikins
Some abused women are now looking beyond the criminal courts for justice. They are dissatisfied with insensitive police investigations, long waits for trials, judges' inadequate sentences and shoddy
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Mar 7, 2002

An Excellent Adventure

Anne Marie Aikins
With playwright Djanet Sears' latest work, her bold and brilliant dream for a black theatre company has been made a reality. "The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God" made audiences laugh, cr
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Feb 13, 2002

Cops with Cameras

Anne Marie Aikins
Hamilton police officers will be bringing video cameras with them on domestic abuse calls to tape witness statements. But will this make women safer? Will the cameras record information that is accur
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Dec 4, 2001

A Broad Spectrum - Of Broads!

Anne Marie Aikins
Afghan women aren't waiting to get permission to form the future of their country. Today and tomorrow, fifty leaders will gather in Brussels at the Afghan Women's Summit for Democracy.
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Nov 13, 2001

Keeping Our Children Safe

Anne Marie Aikins
Overreacting vigilante-style to a man like Peter Whitmore, who has sexually abused children, will do nothing to protect our loved ones. It only continues to promote myths about sexual assault. Many t
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Oct 12, 2001

Raising Elijah

Anne Marie Aikins
Race must not be minimized as a significant factor in a child's life. According to the National Association of Educators of Young Children in Washington, the question of identity and the need of belo
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Jul 27, 2001

Sue the Bastards

Anne Marie Aikins
An inquiry into fatal gun violence isn't what Toronto's black populace needs. Reparation and change will only come when government is compelled to compensate the black community for the consequences
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