sexual assault

Canadian Arrests Underscore Importance of Reporting to Cybertip.ca

I am very proud to know many of the people working tirelessly at the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and honoured that to call them friends. [box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” ]TORONTO – At least 386 children have been rescued from sexual exploitation and hundreds of suspects arrested in a sweeping child pornography investigation that began with […]

2013-11-15T13:08:30+00:00November 15th, 2013|Social Media|

Parents of Rehtaeh Parsons and Amanda Todd to be honoured for their child advocacy work

MEDIA RELEASE November 12, 2013 [divider] WINNIPEG, MB – The parents of Rehtaeh Parsons and mother of Amanda Todd will be presented with the Rosalind Prober Award for Advocacy at the Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards in Winnipeg on November 18. The event falls during Bullying Awareness Week and also commemorates Universal Children’s Day […]

2013-11-12T23:04:48+00:00November 12th, 2013|Rehtaeh Parsons|

Project Blame

Project Blame was created to expose the victim blaming culture that permeates within law enforcement agencies. It is in the spirit of Project Unbreakable: http://projectunbreakable.tumblr.com/. We are seeking images from sexual assault victims (either showing your face or not), who reported their assaults to the police, holding a sign that states in a sentence or […]

2013-10-26T12:39:19+00:00October 26th, 2013|Sexual Assault|

The Centre for Gender Advocacy – Concordia

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to speak at Concordia University about the issues surrounding Rehtaeh’s life and death. I was asked to come as a keynote speaker by the Centre for Gender Advocacy as part of a larger event series: Another Word for Gender: an intro to feminist organizing & action. These are some […]

2013-10-09T13:10:53+00:00October 9th, 2013|Rehtaeh Parsons, Sexual Assault|

RAPE: It’s Your Fault

If there is one thing I know it’s that victim blaming exists. It’s sad and hurtful and it is everywhere. People constantly say Rehtaeh shouldn’t have been drinking, shouldn’t have been out at night, shouldn’t have lived in Cole Harbour, …. They blame her while saying nothing at all about the people who raped her. […]

2013-09-23T02:32:47+00:00September 23rd, 2013|Sexual Assault|

Call for a Public Inquiry into Rehtaeh’s Case

“In Rehtaeh’s case we have a lot of unanswered questions and I don’t feel confident whatsoever that the current reviews that are taking place are going to answer these questions. They just don’t have the power to do that. My fear is that they’re going to produce a stack of paper and say, ‘Look, we […]

2013-09-21T16:57:33+00:00September 21st, 2013|Rehtaeh Parsons|

Rape Culture? What Rape Culture?

If a homosexual man were the victim of a hate crime, would national media outlets concentrate on what he was wearing or what he was doing to have brought on the attack? Thankfully, no. Yet, the discussion inevitably shifts to what a woman was wearing or how she was acting when she accuses someone of […]

2013-09-06T20:32:58+00:00September 6th, 2013|Sexual Assault|

News 95.7 Interview with Jordi Morgan

My interview with News 95.7 radio host Jordi Morgan. This is a ten minute interview and I appreciate being able to express myself and share this story. I also spoke this morning with a Toronto station but do not have that recording. *I have no intention of being present during the court date set for […]

2013-08-12T10:42:09+00:00August 12th, 2013|Rehtaeh Parsons|

The Rape of Rehtaeh Parsons

Most of what you are about to read was written months ago. Some of it by me and some of it by a person who I will not name for legal reasons. This information came forward following the death of my daughter and it is the main reason her case was reopened. As much as […]

2020-05-25T18:11:52+00:00August 10th, 2013|Rehtaeh Parsons, Sexual Assault|

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