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We’re back in court to stop solitary confinement

West Coast LEAF News

Isolating people in prison for up to 23 hours per day is against the law. Today, we are back in court to intervene in the ongoing Charter challenge to solitary confinement together with our friends at the Native Women’s Read More

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RELEASE: New report details why women often do not report sexual assault through the criminal justice system – in their own words

In The Media

For immediate release – November 5, 2018 VANCOUVER – Today, West Coast LEAF released a report about why women often do not report sexual assault through the criminal justice system – in women’s own voices. We Are Here: Women’s Read More

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Justice for Survivors

West Coast LEAF News

Today, West Coast LEAF released a report about why women often do not report sexual assault through the criminal justice system – in women’s own voices. We Are Here: Women’s Experiences of the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault centres women’s Read More

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We Are Here: Women’s Experiences of the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault

Research Reports

As part of our Dismantling the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault project with YWCA Metro Vancouver, West Coast LEAF’s newest law reform report is about why survivors often do not report through the criminal justice system – in their own words. We Are Read More

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Animated Video: The Unfinished Story of Yes

Educational Resources

Our animated video called The Unfinished Story of Yes is part of the Only Yes Means Yes project. It explains how activism has shaped Canada’s laws about sexual assault over the years – and the deep problems that remain.     Huge thanks to Read More

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Introducing The Unfinished Story of Yes

West Coast LEAF News

A huge amount of work remains to be done to shift society, including the criminal justice system, to better support people who have been sexually assaulted. Today, West Coast LEAF is proud to release our new animated video, The Read More

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2018 Annual Report

Annual Reports

Read our 2018 Annual Report. Read More

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Budgeting for equality

West Coast LEAF News

This week, West Coast LEAF made budget submissions to the provincial and federal governments. We urged both levels of government to build budgets that will advance equality in BC and throughout Canada. On Monday, we urged BC to use Read More