Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
This report centres women’s experiences of the devastating impacts of sexual assault, which are all too often exacerbated by the legal system’s inadequate responses. This report aims to identify barriers in the justice system for survivors of sexual assault and to inspire change so that reporting to police becomes a viable option for all those who want to pursue it.
How can we facilitate learning about the law in a way that is grounded in the vision of community and supports efforts to end oppression? How can we equip people with honest information about the legal system so that they can choose the path that is best for them? This report pulls together guiding principles, impacts, limitations, and ethical practices for public legal education and information practitioners.
This backgrounder provides a list of FAQ’s on a survivors’ legal rights after a sexual assault and details procedures within the legal system, including police, justice system, criminal courts, and civil claims, that tend to take place after reporting a sexual assault.
The BC Gender Equality Report Card 2019/2020 assesses the B.C government’s progress in advancing human rights and gender justice between December 2018 and early April 2020. It explores six issue areas: access to justice; economic security; freedom from gender-based violence; health care; justice for people who are criminalized; and the rights of parents, children, and youth.
The COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card evaluates the provincial government’s pandemic response in six issue areas: access to justice, economic security, freedom from gender-based violence, health care, justice for people who are criminalized, and the rights of parents, children, and youth.