Violence Against Women

Sexualized Violence and Trauma

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If anything this case is going to bring meaningful conversations about how trauma plays out. Its never in a predictable neat package. Several reasons given for not laying charges in Rehtaeh’s case falls into this as well. One was that when one of the males texted her to ask if she was okay because he heard she was upset she ... Read More »

Rae’s Awareness Walk

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My heart overflowed with love on April 9th. I am often away spreading Rehtaeh’s message and trying to promote change and sometimes it feels like my province of Nova Scotia doesn’t support the continual work. However, I saw the care and support on this important day and it lifted my very heavy heart. After a long rough emotional week I ... Read More »

3rd Annual Memorial Walk – Rae’s Awareness

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April 9th at 1pm we hold our Annual Walk to Rae’s Awareness about Sexualized Violence Pledge sheets are available After our walk we will provide snacks/speakers/entertainment All are welcome We will be taking a community pledge to “keep each other safe” and placing stones along our route. Join Us! Sexualized Violence affects ALL of us. Read More »

Don’t Miss “UnSlut – A Documentary”

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“UnSlut – A Documentary” is happening April 9th at 4pm 1st Screening in Nova Scotia Film Director Emily Lindin will be present to facilitate discussion 80 Chameau Crescent, Cole Harbour following our 3rd Annual Awareness Walk Read More »

Rae’s Awareness Walk

RAPE Walk 3rd Annual

Because sexualized violence affects us all. This event is a Memorial Walk for Rehtaeh to bring awareness to the issues of sexualized violence in our communities. We need to evaluate societal perceptions of rape and sexual violence which includes the evergrowing nature of “cyber slut shaming” We have a great line up of speakers/entertainers following our walk. This year we ... Read More »

Praying for Ashlee

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See this young vibrant girl in this photo with Rehtaeh? She really needs your prayers right now. She is in hospital with multiple gun shot wounds due to a senseless act of violence. She was the victim to a home invasion and three people.. 18 and under entered..stole cigarettes and cell phones then shot the people inside. I believe that ... Read More »

For Victims of Violence Canada

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This is an article I wrote for Victims of Violence Canada. It details my thoughts on Rehtaeh’s case and how our family was left with many unanswered questions. We believe that is one of the biggest problems of all. Why are we left wondering? Why are we left hoping for answers to simple questions? It’s difficult for me to write ... Read More »

Dear Victim/Survivor of this violent crime

Guest post by Leah Parsons I have been following this case and was very interested in what the outcome would be considering sexualized violence/rape is most always a He Said/She said case even when the victim goes directly to authorities to report. Usually “He Said” is heard louder than “She Said”. I read that the victim was subjected to 5days ... Read More »