GUELPH POLITICAST #288 – Human Trafficking: The Real Story

It was just a few weeks ago that the Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking team, which is staffed by members of both police services, arrested a Guelph man for both both trafficking the victim, and assaulting them himself. It’s a good reminder that human trafficking happens in our backyard, and it’s not what pop culture and conspiracy theories make you think it is. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #288 – Human Trafficking: The Real Story”

Take Back the Night 2021 Will Be Another Virtual Affair

Like so many events in the last two years, the 2021 commemoration of Take Back the Night in Guelph and area will be taking place as a virtual affair. In a press release from Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, it was announced that the 34th annual ceremony to help raise awareness about, and to challenge sexual and gender-based violence will be available as your nearest device. Continue reading “Take Back the Night 2021 Will Be Another Virtual Affair”

Femicide Rates in Canada Hold Steady, According to U of G Office

Every two-and-a-half days in Canada, a woman or girl is killed, and that’s a “persistently stable” rate of murder. That means it hasn’t changed since the University of Guelph’s Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) started monitoring the situation three years ago. In their third annual report, the CFOJA noted that despite the pandemic, or because of it, femicide rates remain unchanged in our country. Continue reading “Femicide Rates in Canada Hold Steady, According to U of G Office”

Women in Crisis Gets Federal Funds to Adapt to COVID-19

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is one of hundreds of shelters and sexual assault centres to get financial assistance from the Federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The money is meant to give these essential services a boost, and to get the resources they need to keep working through the pandemic, and according to the executive director of Women in Crisis, the money will be put to immediate use. Continue reading “Women in Crisis Gets Federal Funds to Adapt to COVID-19”

GUELPH POLITICAST #199 – The World Since December 6, 1989

At Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, they deal with issues of violence against women all year round, but for everyone else, at least one day of year makes us all stop and think about femicide and gender-based violence. It’s the anniversary of the worst mass shooting in Canadian history, and it was all directed at women because the perpetrator, in his own words, was “fighting feminism” when he killed 14 and injured 10 others at L’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #199 – The World Since December 6, 1989”