Bill Cosby and Victim-Blaming

The New York post recently published an article where they detailed how Bill Cosby has hired a team of private investigators to find out personal information about his accusers. The method of attempting to discredit survivors through their personal history is not a new one. Historically, this kind of information has been used against female survivors in particular. In the...
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Survivors of Sexual Violence

SAVIS of Halton is reaching out to all survivors of sexual violence, their support people, as well as to anyone who may find themselves as a bystander in situations of sexual violence. In this letter to our community, we respond to recent disclosures of violence against women and media attention regarding why many survivors of abuse do not feel able to report to police. R...
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Tonight’s The Night To “Take Back The Night”

The 23rd Halton Annual “Take Back The Night” was a night of recognition and awareness of the issue of sexual violence against women, children and Trans people. SAVIS, along with ADAPT, The Aids Network, Halton Community Legal Services, Halton District School Board, Halton Regional Police, Halton Women’s Place, Joseph Brant Hospital, Nina’s Place, Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisi...
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V-Day 2014

On February 14, 2014 V-Day is commemorated to support the end of violence against women all over the world. This day allows time to reflect and think of all of the women who have died, suffered or are currently experiencing violence. On average, every 6 days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. (Statistics Canada, 2009). Top reasons why men should work...
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Zonta Presents: “Women On The Bridge”

On November 23, 2013 Zonta, along with WHAM (Women of Halton Action Movement) and SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services), said NO to violence against women by hosting an event on the Bridge at Navy and Lakeshore. Women were encouraged to come out with their signs and show their support of the cause by wearing orange. Approximately 35 people attended th...
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Remembering The Montreal Massacre

On December 6, 1989 an armed man entered the École Polytechnique in Montreal and separated the male and female students. He ultimately shot and killed 14 female students and wounded another 14 victims. The shooter’s academic application had been turned down by the college and he blamed “feminist” women for taking up classroom space.  Although 14 years have passed, the issue of ...
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