Resilient Threads

Resilient Threads Telling Our Stories

By Carolina Paz Gana & M. Lynne Jenkins Sewing is traditionally women’s work. Often characterized as homespun, even quaint, it is associated with the domestic sphere. What at first glance may appear charming belies the persuasive ways in which women work with textiles to depict apartheid in South Africa, identity, forced migration, grassroots activism, encoded messages, and…

Police Officers and Rape Culture

Police Officers and Rape Culture: The Silencing of Sexual Assault Survivors   Toronto, April 3, 2017—The Barbra Schlifer Clinic applauds the decision of Ava Williams to launch her constitutional challenge to the London Police Services. The Clinic has read the statement of claim and supports Ms. Williams and her lawyers in their pursuit of the…

Resignation of Justice Camp

Resignation of Justice Robin Camp: A watershed moment for women survivors of sexual assault TORONTO, March 10, 2017 —The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre are relieved at the news of Justice Camp’s resignation as a member of the Federal Court of Canada.  As the Front Line Interveners in the disciplinary proceeding representing countless…