sexual assault

MLA hosts Bill 23 discussion at UVic

On May 4, Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, hosted a town hall at UVic to discuss Bill 23 and how universities across British Columbia should deal with sexualized…

Provincial government introduces Bill 23 to address sexual misconduct

The pressure continues to build for universities to tackle sexual and gender-based violence as the B.C. provincial government introduced Bill 23, or the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act, on…

UVSS Board of Directors passes sexual assault policy

While UVic administration works on developing a policy to effectively deal with sexualized violence on campus, the UVSS Board of Directors voted to ratify its own approach to the issue…

Seen but not heard

How one student’s experience demonstrates gaps in assault policy The University Centre washrooms at the University of Victoria are among the last places most people would turn to for comfort, but…

Student arrested for sexual assault won’t be charged

A University of Victoria student who was arrested on five counts of sexual assault will not face criminal charges after Crown Counsel decided not to approve them on Thursday, April…

EDITORIAL: The scales of justice are past the tipping point

As last week’s Jian Ghomeshi verdict demonstrated, women continue to be disproportionately marginalized by the legal system — a system that, in theory, should be protecting them. On the one hand, women…

Letters to the editor: March 31

The acquittal of Ghomeshi renewed hopelessness for survivors of sexual violence. The evidence of how the justice system is rigged to favor rapists has never been clearer. Either all women…

I’m tired of knowing better

In light of the recent media attention on the lack of action and a comprehensive sexual assault policy at UVic, I have had the opportunity to do some thinking. The…

What’s to come of the Ghomeshi case?

The controversial sexual assault case against Jian Ghomeshi is set to reach a verdict on March 24. Regardless of the result, what can society learn from the case? Let’s break…

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