Women in Crisis and Zonta Launches “16 Days” of Activism

Lit in purple, Market Square hosted the launching of “16 Days, 16 Voices of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” on Friday night. Organized by Zonta Guelph and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, the in-person ceremony marked the beginning of 16 days that will spotlight one new message everyday that will talk about gender-based violence and how we can all do something to fight it. Continue reading “Women in Crisis and Zonta Launches “16 Days” of Activism”

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”

U of G Strengthens Sexual Violence Policy

When the students of the University of Guelph come back to campus next week, they’ll find an even less-tolerant attitude, at least in regards to those that commit sexual violence. At a Board of Governance meeting before the holiday, the U of G enacted new policies and resources aimed to support any and all victims of sexual violence on campus. Continue reading “U of G Strengthens Sexual Violence Policy”