Take Back the Night in Montreal – Feminists March for a Safer Concordia

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This past Friday November 21 was the annual Take Back the Night march hosted by Concordia Center for Gender Advocacy as part of their ‘A Safer Concordia’ campaign. The march from Guy Concordia to McGill campus opposes gendered and sexual violence and  promotes safe public spaces.

Produced for the CKUT news collective by Celia Robinovitch

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Panel Discussion: Beyond Jian – Confronting Rape Culture

Artist: Faviana Rodriguez (www.favianna.com)
Artist: Faviana Rodriguez (www.favianna.com)
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[This panel originally aired live on Off the Hour November 7, 2014]

Beyond Jian: Confronting Rape Culture

As Canada and the world react to the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault scandal, CKUT’s Off the Hour looks deeper at the issue, beyond celebrity culture, beyond the stigma against survivors, and beyond Jian. Powerful feminist voices speaking out online, in the streets, and in our communities. Continue reading

Looking Into Sexual Assault at McGill, part 2

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In recent years, several high profile sexual assault cases have come to trial in North America. The issue is now coming to light in Montreal. In the second instalment of her series on sexual assault at McGill University, Camille Baker speaks with the dean of students who’s been involved in writing the university’s first policy on sexual assault.

What does sexual assault mean at McGill?

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In recent years, several high profile sexual assault cases have come to trial in North America. The issue is now coming to light in Montreal. In the first instalment of her series on sexual assault at McGill University, Camille Baker speaks with a student involved in efforts to define McGill’s policy on sexual assault for the first time.

McGill sexual assault policy

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In order to address the lack of a sexual assault policy at McGill University a number of campus groups collectively launched a website outlining their demands. The website  includes an open letter to the McGill administration, a petition and a proposed sexual assault policy. CKUT’s Sula Greene spoke with Kai O’Doherty from the Union for Gender Empowerment and Brooke Nancekivell from QPRIG McGill who were both part of the team that lauched the site.