Tag Archives: rape

A Special Thank You


We would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday as well las al the people who followed our launch. It was very successful and we had lots of people come forward dot sign up to help end violence against women, bullying, and sexual assault. The fist step is talking and we have come a long way as far ... Read More »

Her name is Rehtaeh. Say it.


Yesterday El Jones gave us the pleasure of her spoken word at the launch of the Rehtaeh Parsons Society. Her words, as always, were powerful. She is an inspiration. Thank you El! Her name is Rehtaeh. Say it. by El Jones Her name is Rehtaeh. Say it. Say it for all the young girls who never come forward. Say it ... Read More »

How Not To Get Raped


While researching an article about victim blaming I found this priceless gem. It seems perfect given I found three separate cases like Rehtaeh’s with three statements about how the victim only called it rape once the photo got out. #jadapose // #OpJustice4Daisy // #OpJustice4Rehtaeh Created by femifesto: Sasha Elford, Shannon Giannitsopolou, Farrah Khan, in collaboration with Rebecca Faria, Stephanie Guthrie, ... Read More »

Understanding consent


Jackie Stevens of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre says, people still don’t understand the legal issues around consent. This morning she spoke on CBC Radio. Read More »

A Father’s Manifesto: Raising Young Men Who Respect Women

Guest Post A Father’s Manifesto: Raising Young Men Who Respect Women by Leo Babauta The shootings near Santa Barbara on Friday night hit too close to my heart: my daughter attends college at UC Santa Barbara and lives minutes from where this tragedy happened. She’s safe, but shaken not only by the nearness and severity of this hate crime … ... Read More »

Video – One Billion Rising Toronto 2014

The official video of Toronto Rising on April 28 2014. @YongeDundasSq! @Raheena_D @GlenfordCanning #bringbackourgirls #TOpoli @oliviachow @kristynwongtam Read More »

Together We Can: Men Speak Out on Violence Against Women

12 May 2014 – Together We Can: Men Speak Out on Violence Against Women What can boys and men do about violence against women? Glen Canning, Rehtaeh Parsons’ father, will help answer this question at our upcoming speaker series event. Join us for this honest and compelling discussion about positive masculinity. With recent events on university campuses in the city ... Read More »

Rae’z the Roof

The big day is here! Its not too late to come to the event! At the door our hostess will happily grant you entry for $50.00. You will get some appetizers, a signature Rae’ven drink, a chance at the Grand Prize and dancing?! Proceeds to Rae of Light Havens – a registered non-profit that provides survivors of sexual violence with ... Read More »

OBR Toronto

“I RISE because knowing what’s right means nothing unless I DO what’s right” – Alyna Nanji 12 year old Alyna is a grade 7 student in the Toronto District School Board System. She is an ambassador for Peace Tree International promoting peace, diversity, inclusivity and gender equality at every opportunity. She spoke yesterday at the One Billion Rising event in ... Read More »