Why we need to take violence against racialized women more seriously

Racialized women are less likely to be believed within the criminal justice system when they report their abuse, according to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. During this extended interview with Global News anchor Farah Nasser, seven survivors of colour discuss the…

Women of colour are often left out of conversations about violence — they shouldn’t be

December 2019 marks 30 years since the Polytechnique massacre in Montreal. Since then, there have been countless movements and conversations about violence against women. And when it comes to physical and sexual abuse, all women are at risk despite their…

Why solving violence against women requires listening to racialized women

When we discuss women movements, such as the Me Too movement, women of colour are often left out of the discussion. During this extended interview with Global News anchor Farah Nasser, seven survivors of colour give their advice, and offer…

Feminism met gunfire at École Polytechnique. It’s taken 30 years to call it what it was

From her hospital gurney, Nathalie Provost grinned at the mass of reporters. “First of all, I’d like to say hello,” she told them. “I’m doing well.” Provost had a black eye and she was horizontal in a white hospital gown,…

Nearly 2 in 10 women experience workplace harassment: StatCan

December 3 2019 7:00am Global News’ Broken series takes a look at the ongoing failure to end violence against women. Workplace harassment is just one of the many topics that will be explored. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id…

Limiting information about violence against women is dangerous — here’s why

In September 2015, an Ontario man picked up a shotgun and drove to the cottage of his one-time partner, Carol Culleton. He didn’t end up using that gun on her, according to his statements to police. Instead, he broke the…

Remembering the women killed in the École Polytechnique massacre

Dec. 6, 2019 marks 30 years since the attack at École Polytechnique. On that day, in 1989, a man determined to kill feminists took the lives of 14 women. He killed: Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie…

Why amplifying women’s voices in the wake of gender-based violence matters

Shelley Page was a young reporter when she covered the Montreal Massacre. Decades later, she won a national newspaper award for a piece titled “How I sanitized the feminist outrage over the Montreal Massacre.” Ahead of the 30th anniversary, she…

London residents asked to don purple in support of Shine the Light campaign

Posted November 15, 2019 10:30 am Updated November 15, 2019 10:31 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Londoners are being asked to keep the colour purple in mind when choosing end-of-week…

One woman’s 25-year fight to find the person who killed her sister

Sonya Cywink cooked her family a saucy, belly-filling spaghetti dinner. The pasta was food for her father and her 10 brothers and sisters, but the making of it was for her — a deliberate, joy-filled act of self-soothing. That’s how…