Tag Archives: violence against women

Praying for Ashlee


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 »

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 »

For Victims of Violence Canada


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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Stop the Silence: Speak up, speak out!

Todd Minerson is the Executive Director of the White Ribbon Campaign, the world’s largest effort of men and boys to end men’s violence against women, and member of UN Women’s Global Civil Society Advisory Group. Initiated in Canada in 1991, the White Ribbon Campaign now has a presence in over 60 countries around the world. The White Ribbon symbolizes a ... Read More »