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violence against women

CFL so far fumble-free as league doubles down on violence against women

As Travis Lulay and his fellow Lions tackle violence against women off the field, the CFL is rolling out mandatory annual education sessions for all its staff and players in a bid to combat abuse.

Shameless Hussy Productions shines light on sexual violence through play "Dissolve"

Shameless Hussy Productions brought a short play entitled, "Dissolve" to the CBC Studio 700 on May 20 to 24, 2013 to raise awareness of drug facilitated sexual assault that happens within our...

Canadian Body Shop founder Margot Franssen puts financial force behind Canadian Women's Foundation

When asked if she always wanted to be in business, the founder and former president of Body Shop Canada, Margot Franssen laughs and says no. She was a party girl in high school, she says,and after...

Pickton inquiry: "Erin Brockovich of Downtown Eastside" refuses to stay silent on missing women

Last April, as lawyers prepared for an inquiry into the Pickton investigation, retired street nurse Bonnie Fournier was told to expect a call. Nine days remain, and she's still waiting.

Pickton inquiry denounced as thousands march for missing and murdered women

Nearly 5,000 people marched today to remember hundreds of women murdered or missing in Vancouver, and criticizing what they said is a 'sham inquiry.'

Rumana Monzur story: responses to news UBC student's eyes beyond repair

After today's news that UBC student Rumana Monzur's eyes are beyond repair, following the savage attack by her husband in Bangladesh, VO stopped a few people on the street to ask for their responses...

Blinded UBC student Rumana Monzur asks for prayers

Money, housing and medical care may put maimed mother back on the path to completing studies.

Aboriginal women victims of violence at triple rate of non native women: study

OTTAWA - A new study says the rate of violent incidents reported by aboriginal women was triple that of non-aboriginal women in 2009. Statistics Canada says nearly 67,000, or 13 per cent of...

Sister Watch town halls continue at Carnegie

Pungent incense filled the air at the Carnegie Theatre on Main and Hastings Streets, as the Vancouver Police Department hosted a third town hall at the Carnegie Community Centre on Friday....

City Holds Candlelight Vigil for Gender Violence

A group of about thirty people came out to the City of Vancouver's first candlelight vigil on violence against women last night, held to coincide with International Human Rights day and...