Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
By Us, For Us: A Needs and Risks Assessment of Sex Workers in the Lower Mainland and Southern Vancouver Island
In a context of the global COVID-19 pandemic and criminalized sex work, this sex worker-developed and sex-worker run report assesses the detailed needs and risks of sex workers in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island. Surveying 200 sex workers in the area, this assessment was set to the background of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, an inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), and an overdose crisis.
Involuntary Treatment: Criminalization by Another Name
Currently, numerous law- and policymakers across BC are advocating for the expansion of involuntary treatment, suggesting that admission criteria should be expanded to include people who experience non-fatal overdoses. This position paper calls for the abolition of involuntary treatment, including opposition to the passage of any policy or legislation that expands, sanctions, or encourages the practice.
Rights Back at You
In each episode of the Peace by Piece podcast, we identify tools and approaches that breakdown gender-based violence, unpack the systems that perpetuate violence, and piece together how we can confront and stop gender-based violence all together.
BC Gender Equality Report Card 2021/2022
The 2021/2022 Gender Equality Report Card assesses BC’s progress in advancing gender equality in economic security and access to healthcare.
Safety Planning and Intimate Partner Violence: A Toolkit for Survivors and Supporters
In situations of domestic violence, survival can become criminalized in unexpected and chilling ways. What can concrete support for intimate partner violence survivors look like from a prison abolitionist perspective? What can it look like in practice to support survivors while being acutely aware of both the dangers of abuse and the overwhelming violence of the criminal legal system?
Unravelling the Complexities of Domestic Violence and Criminalization in Black Women’s Lives
This webinar identifies trauma and violence informed frameworks that are both relevant and responsive to the intersecting realities in Black women’s lives, especially with an increasing number of Black women being charged with perpetrating violence against an intimate partner.
If You’re Charged with a Crime
This is a short, easy-to-understand booklet that outlines what happens when someone is charged with a criminal offence. It briefly describes the first steps in the court process and the different options that might be available.
Double Standard: Ending the Unjust Criminalisation of Victims of Violence against Women and Girls
This international report sets out evidence of the unjust criminalisation of victims of violence against women and girls in England and Wales for alleged offending resulting from their experience of abuse, and the reforms in law and practice that are needed to address this.