Connecting the Dots About Sexual Violence

By Joachim Ostertag We all know someone who has experienced sexual violence. It could be a sister, a brother, our partner, our…

Talking About Sexual Violence? Include Men

By Jon Farmer May is sexual assault prevention month; an annual opportunity to start conversations about sexual violence in our communities. Too…

Sexual Assault and the Justice Gap

By Andrea Turcotte Sexual assault is one of the least reported crimes. Statistics Canada states that only 50 out of every 1,000…

Activate Awareness

by Tanya Coulter I was asked to include an article for the 16 days of activism and I will be honest I…

Protective Mothers in Family Court

By Esther Gieringer During the 16 Days of Activism it is important to hear the voices of protective mothers who continue to…

Dec 6 is Our Day to Remember and Take Action on Violence Against Women

By Jon Farmer Thirty-one years ago, on December 6th 1989 14 women were killed at l’ecole polytechnique in Montreal. They were employees…

Learning is hard. Men can do it.

By Jon Farmer Learning is hard. It requires vulnerability. We need to be able to say things like “I don’t know”, “I…

Considering Violence Prevention on International Day of Disabled Persons

By Kelly Babcock If I asked you how to define violence, you might say that it needs one person to physically attack…

How do We Raise Nonviolent Boys?

By Joachim Ostertag I have worked with children and adults, girls, boys, women and men for over 40 years. Together with my…

Marking World AIDS Day

On December 1st each year, we mark World AIDS Day to remember people lost to AIDS related diseases and to raise awareness…

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