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  • “Our judicial system is still weighed down by myths and stereotypes about women. The concept of ‘no means no’ is still a problem.” | image: Shary Boyle


    the Jane Doe decade

    by Moira Farr | March 25, 2009

    In March 2009, the University of Ottawa held a conference called Sexual Assault Law, Practice and Activism in a Post-Jane Doe Era. It marked the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking case of Jane Doe v. the Metropolitan Toronto police. The conference also celebrated the work of the Honourable Claire L’Heureux-Dubé. As a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, she helped shape landmark equality-rights rulings.  read more

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  • March 20: spring equinox

    by Pat Hacker

    Can’t wait for spring to arrive? In the northern hemisphere, March and April mark the earliest time young animals could be born after the winter of gestation and survive the weather conditions. In ancient Greek terms, it is when Persephone returns from the underworld to be reunited with her mother, Demeter, and her sisters, and the promise of the growing herbs and grains is fulfilled. Through ritual, let’s make the connection between our bodies, the universe, and friends. read more