Tag Archives: 2009

Femicide: There’s not enough outrage – August 12, 2009

`There’s not enough outrage,” lamented one women’s rights activist at a candlelight vigil for the three women cut down last Tuesday night in a Pittsburgh-area aerobics class.

As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted, only 75 people showed up to mourn Heidi Overmier, 46, Elizabeth Gannon, 49, and Jody Billingsley, 38, massacred by a man, who didn’t know them, simply because they were women.

Vermette case rouses spousal abuse issues – July 24, 2009

Being emotionally and physically abused spared Rhonda Vermette jail time, but her sentencing brought up the sometimes glazed-over issue of spousal abuse. Vermette, a convicted drug trafficker, was an integral part in a massive drug ring that spanned several provinces, but was based in the Prince Albert area. Her common-law spouse, Donald Fiddler, was the [...]

Why Conference to discuss issues women face – June 8, 2009

SYDNEY – Issues around the victimization of women and children by society, the criminal justice system and the media will be discussed at an upcoming conference at Cape Breton University. Hosted by the Cape Breton Interagency on Family Violence, the conference takes place Wednesday and Thursday at the Royal Bank Theatre at CBU. Helen Morrison, [...]

The battered-woman syndrome – March 15, 2009

The local Sunday Herald which arrived in the parlours and the well-appointed drawing rooms of the nation on International Women's Day informed its readers that domestic violence had taken the lives of two more individuals. A 38-year-old woman was shot in the neck by her common-law spouse and a 46-year-old man was stabbed during an [...]

House arrest not enough in case of woman’s abuser – February 17, 2009

In a war that our society has been losing for some time, Alisha Collicutte is just one more casualty. Her wounds were inflicted, literally, on the homefront, in a war we should all be waging on violence against women. This ongoing battle never receives the same media attention as the other wars that society is [...]

The 2008-2009 Mystery Reading Series

February 3, 2009 The 2008-2009 Mystery Reading Series Casa Loma, Austin Terrace, Toronto, Ontario Further Details (PDF)

National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence

February 9-11, 2009 National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence Crowne Plaza Hotel Ottawa 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario Further Details (PDF)

The Bay St. George Coalition to End Violence

February 15, 2009, 8:00PM Event Sponsor: The Bay St. George Coalition to End Violence Stephenville Campus of the College of the North Atlantic Stephenville, Newfoundland