On December 6th, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in what remains one of the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history. This solemn anniversary has become annually marked with a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - inviting us to commemorate the tragic event by reflecting on lessons that rang out then and continue to echo 31 years later.
Facebook, a partner on iMPACTS, recently announced that Kids Help Phone will now provide mental health and well-being support through Crisis Support over Messenger.
Dr. Shaheen Shariff, the Director of IMPACTS and James McGill Professor, gave a live interview on CBC Radio with Stephen Quinn about cyberbullying. Joining Dr. Shariff and Stephen Quinn was Carol Todd, the mother of Amanda Todd, who committed suicide in 2012 after being stalked, bullied, and blackmailed online.
The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) is a global charitable foundation dedicated to the economic empowerment and advancement of women all over the globe. Their commitment is to the "inclusive economy" - uniting, supporting and promoting women and their chosen networks across all continents, which in turn supports and strengthens the global economic fabric.
According to a new report from Children First Canada, one in three children in Canada do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood, one in five children lives in poverty and sometimes goes to bed or school on an empty stomach, and one in three Canadians have experienced some form of abuse before their 15th birthday. Suicide is named as the leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14.
Calling all those interested in drawing! A second edition of Images of Justice is presented by Contekst in collaboration with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC); the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (IRLRC) at the Universit
West Coast LEAF, a partner on the iMPACTS Project, has released a social media toolkit featuring eight images to raise awareness about gender justice.
Facebook Canada, who is a partner on the iMPACTS Project, announced that they are partnering with Ontario Tech University’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism to launch the Global Network Against Hate.
The Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW) has been busy this summer as the world rapidly adapted to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges that have arisen, the IHDW has taken on many positive and successful projects.
The Quebec government recently tabled legislation that will abolish the time limits on sexual assault lawsuits. Currently, the time limit for sexual assault lawsuits is 30 years. This change to legislation, which would allow victims to sue for damages no longer how much time has passed since the sexual assault, has been long sought after by survivors and advocates.
Today, the British Columbia government announced $10 million in funding over three years to community-based sexual assault programming. This is great news to community-based sexual assault programs, including West Coast LEAF, an iMPACTS Project partner.
Research assistant and PhD student Rebecca Katz has written an op-ed piece about discrimination in the time of COVID-19. She explains: