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Yesterday, November 25, was International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, so this week we chose media that has featured this topic.
Podcast: It's Been a Minute
Two True Crime Hosts are Highlighting Missing Persons Cases that People Often Ignore
hosted by Sam Sanders
Sam Sanders, the host of It's Been a Minute, interviews two hosts of true crime podcasts. What makes these true crime podcasts different than others? One is about an Indigenous woman, Stolen: The Search for Jermain Charlo hosted by Connie Walker, and the other is about a young Black girl, Through the Cracks hosted by Jonquilyn Hill. Many true crime podcasts and news coverage about violence against women focus on crimes against white women. Sam speaks to Connie and Jonquilyn about the differences in police response and media coverage Black and Indigenous women receive in comparison to white women.
Article: The Star
Hundreds of women have been killed during the pandemic. How B.C.’s inquiry could help tackle gender-based violence in Canada
Since the beginning of the pandemic, organizations that support survivors of violence against women have seen an increase in violence and requests for help by 20 - 30%. Quarantine has allowed abusers to live in close quarters with survivors and block partners who may want to escape an abusive relationship. Organizations like Battered Women's Support Services provide targeted solution to stop hate.
The BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner have launched a yearlong inquiry to examine all forms of hate in the province, citizens of BC are free to make submissions to the BCOHRC. If you want to make a submission, click here.