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For many female runners, the feeling of liberation that running can bring is marred by the ever-present threat of street harassment and violence. It’s a major obstacle to running participation.
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The government has opened a consultation about making public sexual harassment a distinct criminal offence.
A recent inquest examined the deaths of Carol Culleton, Nathalie Warmerdam and Anastasia Kuzyk, and focused on the dynamics of gender-based violence.
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A recent jury examining murders of women urged the federal government to add the term femicide and its definition to the Criminal Code.
A Toronto woman was set on fire on a TTC bus: police say they are investigating it as a hate-crime.
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Last week, a young woman died after being set fire on a Toronto bus. Police are investigating it as a hate-motivated act. Why is violence against women not treated more often as a hate crime?
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The findings are a stark reminder men’s violence against women is a national crisis and system reform is urgent.
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Navigating the ‘he said/she said’ conundrum in intimate partner abuse can be difficult.
Survivors of violence, and those working to support survivors, want to see programs that focus on getting the first response right, every time.
Johnny Depp waves to supporters as he departs the Fairfax County Courthouse on May 27, 2022.
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I’m certain this case will continue to be discussed in the media and academia and will continue to shape society’s understanding of the complexities of intimate partner violence.
A miner is silhouetted as he passes through a doorway in a mine shaft 100 feet below the surface at the Giant Mine near Yellowknife, N.W.T. in July, 2003.
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In today’s episode, we hear from two women who talk about how diamond mines in the Northwest Territories have negatively impacted women and girls and perpetuated gender violence.
We asked participants about why they think people (mostly men) harass others in public space. Their answers were revealing.
Francesco Solimena, Death of Messalina (about 1704/1712)
A patchwork of Roman laws (including Rome’s complex murder laws) sought to address coercive and violent behaviour
We are going to see more and more writing about incels as some continue to commit acts of violent misogyny. But how people write about them matters.
Giving incel ideology too much time and energy ends up perpetuating it, instead of stopping it.
The whole-life sentence metered out to Wayne Couzens can be seen as a sign that gendered violence is finally being taken as seriously as activists and mourners alike have demanded that it should.
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Whole-life sentences are rarely handed down in the UK. Recent instances of their use point to gendered violence finally being taken more seriously.
Canada’s residential school system has had a lasting effect on First Nations communities.
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When a patriarchal society is combined with a history of colonialism, women in that country are at heightened risk of gender-based violence.
Founding member of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group, and anti-domestic violence campaigner R. Rubuntja.
The murder of R. Rubuntja brings to light the ways Australian media and the Australian justice system continues to fail First Nations women.
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It is important to help young people understand what misogyny is and how it can lead to violence.
One policy expert says we need a royal commission into ‘what the hell is going on’ with the gender pay gap.
Women wearing burqas wait for free bread outside a bakery in Kabul on Jan. 24, 2022.
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The Taliban’s recent abduction of 40 people, and gang rape of eight women, has not captured Western media attention. But activists inside Afghanistan point to worrying levels of violence.
Academic and author Pumla Dineo Gqola in 2010.
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Female Fear Factory by Pumla Dineo Gqola sees gender violence as a sophisticated ecosystem kept alive by socially manufactured fear.
Online sexually violent behaviour can include sharing intimate images without consent.
The pandemic has led to an increase in online interactions, including sexually violent behaviours. Teens as young as 12 are affected, but many victims are not aware of their options in seeking justice.