Category Archives: legal system

Legal Advocacy Program at Battered Women’s Support Services

Legal Advocacy Program at Battered Women’s Support Services

Legal systems are complex and justice can be elusive for women. The Legal Advocacy Program at Battered Women’s Support Services helps support women through the legal process. The Legal Advocacy Program (LAP) at BWSS provides support, advocacy, information and accompaniment to women who have experienced violence and who are involved in the legal system. LAP… Continue Reading >>

Webcast: Women Seeking Justice Forum ~ International Women’s Day 2015

Webcast: Women Seeking Justice Forum ~ International Women’s Day 2015

International Women’s Day 2015 Battered Women’s Support Services Legal Advocacy Program Presents: Women Seeking Justice Forum Women Seeking Justice Forum convenes a former judge, researchers, academics, lawyers, legal advocates, and feminist thinkers to illuminate pressing legal issues for women in law practice and policy including international, Indigenous, immigration, refugee, criminal, family, and poverty. Agenda MC… Continue Reading >>

Your Rights On Reserve: A Legal Tool-kit for Aboriginal Women in BC

Your Rights On Reserve: A Legal Tool-kit for Aboriginal Women in BC

Last week, Atira Women’s Resource Society released a legal tool-kit for Aboriginal Women in British Columbia. Led by Atira Women’s Resource Society’s legal advocate Amber Prince, this tool-kit was created by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women. Says Ms. Prince, “As Aboriginal women with varying experience with the law we have seen in our work and… Continue Reading >>

Anatomy of Manipulation–The Jailhouse Tapes

Anatomy of Manipulation – The Jailhouse Tapes When Women Became Victims by Angela Marie MacDougall Over the objection of prisoners’ groups and defense lawyers and already routine in some New York State and federal prisons, New York City changed policy in 2007 to permit the recording of prisoners telephone calls at the city jail. “Fly… Continue Reading >>