“Open letter calls for Nordic approach to prostitution in Canada”

Open letter calls for Nordic approach to prostitution in Canada http://www.straight.com/news/632301/open-letter-calls-nordic-approach-prostitution-canada Right Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Mr. Thomas Mulcair, MP, Leader of the Official Opposition, the New Democratic Party of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau, MP, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, …

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Random Act of Kindness

Random Act of Kindness Retired Police Chief Murray Faulkner and Sal Cambria attended the London Abused Women’s Centre’s January board meeting to present a cheque for $1,000. During the agency’s Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign, these two men stood outside of Angelo’s Bakery on Wonderland Road on a …

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We’ve Moved

Our last day at 217 York Street was Thursday February 13th.   Our new address is: 797 York Street London, Ontario N5W 6A8 We are located at the corner of York and Rectory in the L shaped plaza on the South West corner of the intersection.

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London To Shine The Light

London To Shine The Light By Scott Kitching Blackburn News In two weeks, London will begin turning purple. Thursday morning marked the media launch of the London Abused Women’s Centre’s Shine the Light campaign. It runs throughout November with the aim of raising awareness of woman abuse and to let …

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Does Canada need an anti-’revenge porn’ law? | Metro News

Does Canada need an anti-’revenge porn’ law? By: Jessica Smith - Metro Toronto Holly Jacobs was in a committed long-term, long-distance relationship with a man she trusted. To keep the romance alive, she participated in a private sexual video chat with him. She didn’t know he’d recorded it, but he …

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Advocate/Counsellor Job Posting

FULL-TIME JOB POSTING London Abused Women’s Centre Advocate/Counsellor Commencing September 3, 2013 The London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC) is a radical feminist organization that provides counselling, advocacy and support for women abused by their intimate partner(s) and advocates for personal, social and political change to end violence against women. The …

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Prostitution – London Free Press

PROSTITUTION Since 2010, London police have issued 477 “community safety” letters Jennifer O'Brien - London Free Press The word on prostitution In Canada, prostitution itself is legal, but many acts surrounding prostitution are not, making it difficult to buy or sell sex without committing a crime. Legal: Prostitution/the sale of …

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Majors Turn Purple with the Park | London Community News

Majors Turn Purple with the Park By: Jonathon Brodie - London Community News The London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC) staff is hoping the statistics of violence against women one day becomes lower than the score of Friday’s (June 7) London Majors game. While the Majors picked up a 2-0 win …

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Purple in the Park | The Londoner

Purple in the Park By: Shobhita Sharma – The Londoner   Labatt Memorial Park turned purple in support of raising awareness about women’s abuse June 7 as the London Majors joined forces with London Abused Women’s Centre for Purple in the Park. “It’s wonderful because they have made a commitment …

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The London Abused Women’s Centre: Report to the Community

The London Abused Women’s Centre – Report to the Community During the 2012/13 fiscal year, the London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC) provided 600 abused women with 2,908 hours of service and responded to 5,213 telephone calls. Of the women served, 60% disclosed being sexually assaulted.  27% of those women disclosed …

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Racing around downtown – London Community News

Racing around downtown by: Mike Maloney London Community News Getting bigger and better all the time, the second of six scheduled races in the 2013 London Honda Racing Series (LHRS) hit the streets of the Forest City on Friday (March 29) for the Downtown 5- and 2.5-kilomtre Fun Run. Held …

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LAWC is a beacon of hope – Sheryl Rooth

LAWC is a beacon of hope  By Sheryl Rooth Her smile was the first thing I saw when I walked through the door. She didn’t know me from Eve. And it wasn’t a phony “I’m doing it because I have to” smile. It was a genuine, “I’m so happy you’re …

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Annual breakfast honours women – The Londoner

Annual breakfast honours women By Shobhita Sharma, Londoner The 13th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast and Auction took place Mar. 1 at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn in the city’s south end. “This year we changed the format which allows more people to come,” said Megan Walker, executive director, London Abused Women’s …

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Irene Mathyssen – Statement on Equality Action Plan Motion

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Mr. Speaker, yesterday, at the Status of Women committee, I introduced a motion to study the 1993 equality action plan from the Canadian panel on violence against women. My motion calls on the committee to examine the document and develop an action plan to address …

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