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How Rape Kits Have Failed Women
Andrea Quinlan

Ever since it was first dubbed “Ontario’s most successful rapist trap” in a Toronto Star article in 1984, the sexual assault evidence kit has been heralded as a...

Sexual Assault: Where Do We Go From Here?
Janet Nicol

The Jian Ghomeshi trial last year touched off a national debate about the legal rights of women who have experienced sexual violence.  As a result, legal experts and activists are now calling...

Last Rights: Women and Assisted Dying
Jocelyn Downie

In the early 1990s, Sue Rodriguez challenged Canada’s Criminal Code prohibition on assisted dying. The 42-year-old, who was living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), fought for the...

Saving Russia's Only Rape Crisis Centre
Emma Carter

“Syostry” means sisters in Russian. It is also the name of the country’s only rape crisis centre, located in the capital, Moscow. Known commonly by its English name, Sisters has...

The Sweet Taste of Lemonade
Cheryl Thompson

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter never ceases to amaze audiences. For nearly 20 years, she has consistently recreated herself, her music and her brand.

It is easy to forget that she...

Six Ways to Kick-Start a New Policy Agenda for Women
Shelagh Day

Now that Canada has a government in which 50 percent of cabinet ministers are women, feminist expectations are running high.

At the top of any feminist wish list will be initiatives to...