It’s wrong to doubt a woman’s claim she was attacked simply because she was drinking before it happened.
Male teachers are disproportionately more likely than women to be sanctioned for misconduct.
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A new analysis finds that teacher sanctions are relatively rare. But when they do occur, it’s usually related to sex and drugs.
Women display a poster during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy must include providing assistance to Rohingya women who have suffered sexual violence.
Defence Minister Anita Anand holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in December 2022 on her report to Parliament on culture change reforms at the Canadian Armed Forces. It’s the latest of many pledges to reform the CAF’s culture.
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Sexual violence in the Canadian Armed Forces is a common, dominant and serious issue that can have severe consequences for victims. Why is the military so slow to seriously address it?
Our research highlights the risks and challenges that must be worked through to align sexual consent laws across the states and territories.
Fighting became a metaphor for Donna Lyon to recover from her childhood abuse. When her boxing career finished, she wondered if boxing – combined with creative writing – could help others like her.
Few cases of sexual assault by police are investigated by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, and fewer result in a conviction.
Sexual violence by police is more common than many might think. Failing to fully investigate can have a chilling effect on what is already the most underreported violent crime in Canada.
Victims in abusive relationships are traumatically bonded to the abuser.
Interventions against intimate partner violence may work better if they target the mechanisms that make empathic women more vulnerable.
ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shane Drumgold today announced that the charges against Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins at Parliament House in 2019, have been withdrawn…
Agitated women vent their anger and frustrations at a gender-based violence summit with government in November 2018.
South Africa had one of the best national gender machineries globally. But, these were dismantled and replaced with a dysfunctional ministry for women, youth and people with disabilities.
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives at court in Toronto on Oct. 6, 2022.
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Jacob Hoggard was convicted of sexual assault. As the frontman of the band Hedley, his celebrity status did not prevent him from accusations of wrongdoing.
Minister of Justice David Lametti participates in an Ottawa news conference in June 2022 on proposed amendments to the Criminal Code in response to a Supreme Court of Canada decision involving a defence of extreme intoxication.
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More than a dozen women’s organizations pleaded with the federal government to slow down and treat their concerns seriously about Bill C-28. It didn’t listen.
Andrea Skinner, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Hockey Canada appeared as a witness at a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Oct. 4, 2022. Skinner resigned on Oct. 8.
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The future of Hockey Canada as an organization is uncertain as its board of directors resigns. However, any future steps must ensure the accountability of the board and the safety of all players.
There are fewer women than men astronauts involved in research, training and missions.
If history is any indication, space exploration will need to contend with and prevent sexual harassment and assault during missions and training.
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If mining workplaces are anything to go by, the clean energy sector will have their work cut out for them to retain women in the workforce.
Women not free to enjoy festivals in the same way as men.
Game of Thrones made a name for itself with frequent and egregious depictions of sexual assault on screen. The upcoming prequel is moving in a new direction.
The country is reeling from the recent gang rape of eight young women.
The truth is that there are no easy and quick fixes, such as the governing party’s recent castration idea, which falls short on a range of scores.
Parliamentary hearings into Hockey Canada’s handling of sexual assault allegations against the 2018 world junior team left more questions than answers.
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Hockey Canada has fallen short of its mission to ‘Lead, Develop and Promote Positive Hockey Experiences’ in its handling of sexual violence perpetrated by and against Hockey Canada players.
Ukrainian women picket in Kyiv, Ukraine, in May 2022, calling for the rescue of Ukrainian fighters from the besieged Donbas city of Mariupol amid Russia’s invasion.
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Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine deserve some measure of justice through co-ordinated, carefully planned action.