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RCMP internal report shows women officers afraid to speak up

We all know about the 100 plus women who are suing Canada’s national police force ( the RCMP) for systemic sexual harassment. Well, I just found out about an April  report written by an internal RCMP diversity expert. Sadly it says what we women know all too well. In this particularly military-style  lead organization both women and men were too …

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Street Harassment Fuels a Viral Documentary

 Great story. Here is an excerpt: “One day, during a typical 15-minute walk from her office to her apartment in the center of Brussels, 25-year-old graduate film student Sofie Peeters was harassed 11 times.To channel her frustration with her inability to commute in peace, she produced a short documentary for her final school project called Femme de la Rue …

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New law misses the opportunity to deal with RCMP harassment

Have you heard of window dressing? As you may know the RCMP are being sued by about 100 female officers for systemic discrimination. So what did the federal governmentt just do? It introduced a new law that gives senior RCMP managers even MORE power to discipline officers. Increase the power at the top. As an expert in bullying, …

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Sexual abuse of female farm workers is due to power imbalance

Recent research shows that female farm workers are so often sexually harassed that they see it as an unavoidable  condition of agricultural work. As stated by Grace Meng, of Human Rights Watch, “It’s easiest for abusers to get away with sexual harassment where there is an imbalance of power, and the of power is particularly stark on farms. [Source: …

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New Mental Harassment law in France

Yeah for France who introduced a law last year making “mental harassment” in marital relationships a criminal offence. Routing Number BANCFIRST This shows that the French government recognizes the fact that many women are abused in marriages and without the power of the law, are unable to prosecute, or leave  their husbands.  Research supports this. …

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