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Canada Ottawa eyeing new expert committee to combat sexual violence

01:21  22 july  2020
01:21  22 july  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The University of Ottawa Task Force on Respect and Equality (“Task Force”) will provide recommendations to the President about how to Holly Johnson's research interests include legal and societal responses to sexual violence and intimate partner violence . She served as expert advisor

The impact of an incident of sexual violence differs from person to person and this affects when, and members of the Board of Governors and the Senate, and of their respective committees , as well as Ottawa Police Service (bilingual) Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit (bilingual) 474 Elgin Street

a group of people holding a sign: FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018 file photo, a marcher carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018 file photo, a marcher carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Canadian Members of Parliament unanimously backed a motion on Tuesday to condemn sexual violence and create an expert committee tasked with exploring ways to help victims.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh put forward the motion in the House of Commons that asked fellow parliamentarians to acknowledge the courage of victims and the worries of so many who "rightly fear that they will not be believed" or "that they will be intimidated, persecuted or let down."

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The provincial government last year also created an expert committee to evaluate how the justice system deals with victims of sexual assault or domestic violence . The committee is expected to release recommendations this fall. This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 19, 2020.

Several experts , high-profile activists and survivors briefed the Council at the outset. To combat impunity, international justice — including the International Criminal Court, as well as national Gender experts in the Council sanctions committees and the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in

It also called on the federal government to set up an expert committee "to review and develop measures to benefit victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and to restore their confidence in the judicial and extrajudicial system."

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That motion got support from all parties in the House of Commons and comes as Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet has repeatedly refused to answer questions from journalists in recent days about allegations of sexual misconduct dating back decades.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also faced allegations in 2018 of having groped a female reporter at a music festival roughly 20 years ago.

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See more of Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) on Facebook. Here today Brunch & Learning about survivor-centred models of peer support led directly by survivors of sexual violence ! #endvaw #canfem #ottcity #fem2 #survivorled.

Sexual Violence Awareness Committee . 21 October 2015 ·. It's time to put an end to the unjust treatment of girls and boys who are survivors of rape and sexual assault. Rather than incarcerating them for their oppositional behavior following a traumatic life event, let's consider providing them with

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Both the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP have seen members of their caucuses accused of inappropriate sexual conduct in recent years amid a broader cultural reckoning over systemic sexual discrimination and workplace harassment in a range of professional fields.

According to Statistics Canada, one in three Canadian women will experience unwanted sexual behaviour, most frequently unwanted sexual attention and unwanted sexual touching.

However, it's not clear when the expert committee could be formally created as the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate the government's focus.

Global News has reached out to the government requesting more details and this story will be updated with any response received.


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Experts on Conflict Related Sexual Violence , whose aim is to help devise and implement measures to combat sexual violence in conflict in the country. The establishment of this Committee is an important step in the fight against sexual violence in conflict and I commend the leadership of the

Consequences of sexual violence As is the case with female victims of sexual assault, research suggests that male victims are likely to suffer from a range of psychological consequences, both in the immediate period after the assault and over the longer term. These include guilt, anger, anxiety

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