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National social media campaign on Victim blaming this May

The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region has initiated a national social media campaign addressing victim blaming called No one asks for it! Wear purple on Friday, May 6th 2011! The intent of this campaign is to start dialogue in communities across Canada in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Equality-seeking Pan-Canadian Coalition Granted Leave to Intervene in the Bedford Case

Press Release, March 11th, 2011.

(Vancouver) Today, in the Ontario Court of Appeal, a pan Canadian coalition of seven equality-seeking women’s groups, was granted leave to intervene in the Bedford case.  The coalition using the comprehensive, experience and expertise of its members has committed to an alternative. Together they argue an alternative both to the prostitution laws that criminalize the poorest and most disadvantaged women while rejecting the proposal to legitimate pimps, johns and bawdy house owners at the cost of women’s constitutional rights.
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The Swedish Approach: A European Union Country Fights Sex Trafficking

By Gunilla Ekberg and Kajsa Wahlberg, published in Solutions Journal, March 2, 2011. Read the article