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Advocating against sexual violence

Advocating against sexual violence

A few weeks ago, a 26-year-old Toronto woman came forward about being allegedly sexually assaulted inside Drake One Fifty, a bar in the financial district. She said that a man grabbed her by the wrists, thrusted his groin against her and said, “Fuck me.” In December, the owner and a bar manager of College Street Bar in Little Italy were […]

by Ebony-Renee Baker· · Opinion
(Courtesy PVZ via Flickr)

The fight against gender-based violence never ends

On Dec. 6, 1989, a 25-year-old man walked into the École Polytechnique de Montréal armed with a rifle. Fourteen women, including 13 engineering students, were killed that day, simply for being women. That day was an awakening for Canadians as well as people around the world, and made feminists out of many. Over the past 27 years, people have rallied […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, On Campus, Opinion, students
(Jennie Pearson)

Rye takes part in 16 days of action

This Friday marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The campaign begins on Nov. 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and finishes on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. This year, Ryerson will be taking part in the campaign through several programs and events. The Office for Sexual […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, students
Ryersonian Archive File

Updated sexual violence policy released for feedback

The Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education has released an updated version of Ryerson’s sexual violence policy. Ryerson community members can submit confidential feedback until Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. to vps@ryerson.ca. The revised policy was originally scheduled to be presented to the Ryerson Board of Governors for its approval at the Nov. 24 meeting. According to the office’s website, […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus
Protesters at the Take Back the Night rally at Ryerson University on Sept. 16, 2016.  (Hongen Nar)

Sexual violence survivors and allies take back the night

All eyes were fixed on Marie Sleth Friday evening as she recounted the sexual violence she’d experienced while living in a foster home as a child. “The man of the house, in the foster home, he would be drunk and take advantage of me sexually. He said that if I told his wife, she would send me back to the […]

by Shaian Martin· · News
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