Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Responses from the Field: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Policing
Advocates, service providers, attorneys, and community members in the U.S shared stories, concerns and recommendations regarding policing and domestic violence and sexual assault.
Change in Our Back Yard: A Peer Study About the Lives of Sex Workers in the DTES
This report is a groundbreaking peer-led community consultation and survey process in which survival sex workers came together to create and produce research on the lives of woman-identified sex workers in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
Indigenous Girls and the Violence of Settler Colonial Policing
In cities and towns across Canada, Indigenous girls are being hunted, harassed, and criminalized by local law enforcement agents and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. These normalized outbreaks of state control are reflective of Indigenous girls’ daily realities embedded within the structure of an ongoing settler colonial social context that has strategically invented the criminal justice system to secure and maintain settler sovereignty.
Sex Work: Transitioning, Retiring and Exiting
This report summarizes the experiences of women and girls with disabilities experiencing gender-based violence at disproportionately high rates, and provides an exploration on the potential of peer support model for services to be adapted to meet the unique needs of women and girls with disabilities.
Able Mothers: The Intersection of Parenting, Disability and the Law
This report addresses the legal and policy issues faced by mothers with disabilities in Canada. It makes clear that women with disabilities experience many distinct parenting issues not faced by disabled fathers or non-disabled parents of other genders.
Getting to the Roots: Exploring Systemic Violence against Women in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver
Exploring Systemic Violence Against Women in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver is a safety audit conceived of and put into action by a coalition of women-serving organizations in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver.
My Work Should Not Cost Me My Life
This reports lays the evidentiary and legal groundwork for sex workers to have access to healthy and safe working conditions, to address law enforcement concerns about violence and abuse in the sex industry, and to ensure that sex workers’ choices and autonomy are respected.
#Cybermisogyny: Using and strengthening Canadian legal responses to gendered hate and harassment online
This report analyzes five common manifestations of cyber misogyny: revenge porn; non-consensual sharing of intimate images among youth; child sexual exploitation; cyberstalking; and gender-based hate speech online.