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Poetry reading by the indigenous lesbian feminist poet Chrystos. Recorded on Dec 5th 2020, as part of our annual Montreal Massacre Memorial.

December 24, 2020

We recognize the many useful recommendations made by the commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and call on all levels of government to promptly and diligently implement them in order to protect Indigenous women from men’s violence and get them closer to safety and freedom.

By Vancouver Rape Relief Collective
June 3, 2019

The Women’s Equality and Liberty Coalition, who as an intervener made an oral submission on the case to the Supreme Court of Canada is disappointed by the judgment.

We do not accept murder, rape, wife battering and incest as inevitable and we do not accept prostitution as inevitable. These are all acts done by men to women in patriarchal world where the relationship between men and women are based on domination and subordination. We do not accept that this kind of relationships between men and women are inevitable. Learning that Indigenous women in pre-colonial Canada were treated in their nations with respect and honor, gives us hope. It reinforces our refusal to accept women’s oppression as inevitable. Knowing that fairly recently in human history, women had social and spiritual roles that were regarded as valuable as those men had, makes our fight for liberation not only possible, but tangible.

By Hilla Kerner
December 2018

An intervener in the murder of Cindy Gladue Case at the Supreme Court of Canada

By Hilla
October 12, 2018

The Women’s Equality and Liberty Coalition, as an intervener in the case, made written and oral submissions on the case to the Supreme Court of Canada

Below are the “must watch” testimonies of Indigenous women from across Canada who provided valuable insight into the violence committed by men against Indigenous women and girls and the failure of Canada to protect them.

By Hilla
August 8, 2018

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