NAWL signs letter calling for Canada’s National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence to be bold, ambitious, and intersectional

Violence against women and gender-based violence are non-partisan, societal issues affecting us all. Women’s Shelters Canada, in collaboration with partners from across the country, have been advocating for a National Action Plan on Violence against Women (VAW) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) since 2015. Despite tireless efforts from countless feminist organizations across the country, rates of […]

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Joint Letter calling on the Prime Minister to Enact a National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence

Lettre conjointe demandant au Premier ministre d’adopter un Plan d’action national sur la violence liée au genre International Women’s Day Letter Calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to enact a National Action Plan to prevent and address gender-based violence in Canada Lettre au Premier ministre Justin Trudeau à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des femmes […]

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The Defence of Provocation: Stop Excusing Violence Against Women

Historically the criminal law system has justified and condoned male violence against women. It allowed a man to use “reasonable” force to ensure the respect and obedience of his spouse; it immunized husbands from prosecution for rape of their wives; it did not sanction the rape of “bad girls;” and it ignored most forms of […]

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