Battered Women’s Support Services Legal Services and Advocacy Program Presents:
Women Seeking Justice
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 Indigenous, international, immigration, refugee, criminal, family, and poverty.
MC Niki Sharma – BWSS Board Member and Lawyer
Opening and Territorial Welcome – Audrey Siegl, Musqueam Nation
Legal Advocacy and Violence Against Women
Vicky Law, BWSS Legal Advocate
Multiple Proceedings and Intimate Partner Violence: A Dangerous Disconnect
The Honourable Donna Martinson
Aboriginal Women and Girls on the International Agenda
Sharon McIvor, Nlekepmux, from the Lower Nicola Indian Band, Activist, Lawyer, College Professor.
Preliminary Findings from a BC Study of RCMP cases of Intimate Partner Violence: Does Gender Symmetry Exist?
Dr. Margaret Jackson, Professor Emerita, School of Criminology and, Director, the FREDA Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children at SFU
Toward a Sanctuary City: Reflections from Lucia Jimenez Coroner’s Inquest
Rosa Elena Arteaga, Manager, Direct Services and Clinical Practice, Battered Women’s Support Services
Conditional Permanent Residence: The Dangers of Making Immigration Status Conditional on Living with your Spouse
Lobat Sadrehashemi, Staff Lawyer at BC Public Interest Advocacy Office
Women and Homelessness: Challenging Apathy in Policy and Practice
Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director, Battered Women’s Support Services
Violence Against Women and the Family Law Act: Early Jurisprudence
Susan Boyd, Professor of Law and Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, University of British Columbia
When: Friday, March 6, 2015
9 am to 1 pm
Where: SFU Harbour Centre
#1700-Labatt Hall, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory
Refreshments will be provided.
Webcast will be available.
RSVP for the event or webcast by emailing [email protected]
Many thanks to our sponsors:
Central City Foundation, The Law Foundation of BC and My Sister’s Closet-Social Enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services
You can download the poster here.
If you could do something to end violence against girls and women, wouldn’t you?