Posts tagged METRAC
Community, connections, commitment: Conversations at Osgoode Tamar Witelson & Joanna Hayes of METRAC Tuesday February 4th 1230-230 in Osgoode Hall 2027 (Faculty Lounge)
Legal Director Tamar Witelson & Legal Information Coordinator Joanna Hayes work for one of Toronto’s most dynamic and community engaged agencies. METRAC is a non-profit committed to the rights of women and children to live their lives free of violence and the threat of violence. METRAC also has not one but TWO legal information websites: Ontario Women’s Justice Network (OWJN) www.owjn.org and Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) www.onefamilylaw.ca Joanna More >
This semester we are bringing some of the people who do front line work with gender issues in Toronto to Osgoode. Join us for these discussions about work, careers, challenges and choices (each with one lawyer and one “non lawyer”) – we will leave plenty of time for your questions. Tuesday Jan 21 and Tues Feb 4, 1230-230.
Tuesday January 21 1230-230 in 2027
Farrah Khan & Deepa Mattoo
Hear Deepa Mattoo (staff lawyer at South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario) & Farrah Khan (counselor at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic for women who have experienced More >
I was blissfully unaware of this helpful Margaret Wente column published recently: Rape on Campus: is it an epidemic?
until I saw a response on the METRAC (Metropolitan Action Committee on Public Violence Against Women and Children) blog (Megaphone Diaries) written by Legal Director Tamar Witelson:
METRAC has been conducting our United Nations’ endorsed Safety Audit on Canadian campuses for nearly 25 years, and has identified many reasons why sexual assault is endemic in the campus environment. These include:
1. there is a high number of women in an identified community, and they are most often targeted for assault;
2. there is a disproportionately high More >
These changes, considered cumulatively, remove the ability of a significant number of women who come to Canada with their abusers and rely on the abuser’s refugee claim while living under his power and control, to have their risk of persecution assessed at all. The lives of many women will be put at risk and Canada’s reputation as a safe haven of gender equality will be severely undermined.
Read the full submission here:
Submission of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC), and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to the Parliamentary More >
Along with METRAC/OWJN, the IFLS held a panel discussion on November 24 in order to ask “how we might map out the way that this case shifts the debate and the context of the debate around sex work in Canada”.
The whole session was taped – so if you couldn’t make it, here it is, in streamed video. If you want to hear from only one of our speakers, you can hear their presentation by scrolling below and clicking on their photo.
Thanks to the generous and talented Manori Ravindran (Journalism/Ryerson) for the photos. The introduction to the session is here.