This is the place for a collection of news stories that speak out and about domestic violence and sexual assault as well as coverage of past events, articles and news/information.
ARTICLE – EVA in the news
Most cases of domestic violence involve technology, expert says
Training session aims to teach those who work with survivors about dangers of technology
From CBC News on October 31, 2018
November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Manitoba.
People who work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence will get a lesson in the use and abuse of technology and how to best protect survivors and hold those responsible to account.
A group called Ending Violence Across Manitoba is holding a training session on Thursday about domestic violence and technology. The session marks the beginning of Domestic Violence Prevention Month.
“We know in most cases of domestic violence technology is used in some way whether it’s texting or using a phone or using a computer,” said Mary Lobson, executive director of EVA Manitoba. “Messages are communicated or people are communicating via technology. And so we know then that where it is being used, there’s opportunity for it to be misused.”
One of the biggest technological changes posing a threat to domestic violence victims is what is commonly referred to as the ‘Internet of things,’ said Lobson.
“There’s so many things that now we have in our homes that are connected to the Internet. To have that awareness that any time we’re using technology for good, there’s always people out there who may use technology for not good reasons,” she said.
Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4885273?
AWARENESS EVENT – Gender Equality Week Breakfast
Join us on September 27, 2018 at the Fort Garry Hotel from 7:30am to 9:00am to celebrate national Gender Equality Week.
Tickets are $35. To purchase your ticket please click this link: Eventbrite.com.
EVENT – Gender Equality Week
On June 21, 2018 Bill C-309 received Royal Assent. The bill, put forward by Liberal MP Sven Spengemann, assigns the fourth week in September each year as “Gender Equality Week.” For one designated week, Canadians are being called on to organize events and initiatives to address the challenges faced by women and gender diverse individuals.
ARTICLE – Silhouettes honour victims of domestic violence
ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: May 2018
In a room full of families wishing they had no reason to be there, Farnel McKay lays down a rose for his niece, Belinda.
“It still burns me to talk about the way she was murdered,” he says.
Read the full article here: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/silhouettes-honour-victims-of-domestic-violence-484133253.html
EVENT – Silent Witness Project Memorial:
The Silent Witness Project Memorial will be held on Wednesday May 30, 2018 11:30am-1:00pm at the West End Cultural Centre 586 Ellice Ave.
Join us as FVCM and EVA Manitoba pay tribute to the Silent Witnesses of Manitoba. For more information please visit: silentwitnessmb.ca.
The What’s Mine is Yours Event was being held on April 22, 2018 from Noon to 4PM at 670 Hugo Street in support of EVA Manitoba. The fundraiser was a great success raising $750.00!
A huge thank you to the exceptional young women for their effort and dedication in putting on this fun afternoon of music, food, & mimosas and to the participants who showed support for this event in loving memory of Arianna Goberdhan.
New funding will help support a vibrant gender equality movement across Canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – From Status of Women Canada
Projects will advance gender equality and engage local women leaders in pan-Canadian network.
To read more please click the link for English version: www.canada.ca/en/
Pour lire cette histoire en français, cliquez ici: www.canada.ca/fr/
Survivors of campus sexual violence speak out
Posted on Wed, March 23, 2016 at 6:30pm by MyToba
Five per cent of men and 20 per cent of women experience some form of sexual assault in their post-secondary education.
A Winnipeg screening of The Hunting Ground will take place March 31st for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.
Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino are featured in the film described as “a startling expose of sexual assault on US campuses, cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.”
Read more at: mytoba.ca/tag/eva-manitoba/
Sexual-assault task force calls for anonymous reporting system on campuses
SIMONA CHIOSE – EDUCATION REPORTER — The Globe and Mail
Victims of sexual violence on campus should be able to make anonymous reports to campus officials or the police, a measure that could help catch repeat offenders and reduce assaults, says a western Canada task force that is drafting guidelines for how postsecondary institutions can respond to such incidents.
Read more at: www.theglobeandmail.com