Entries by Robyn Bourgeois from 12/2012

The Significance Of B.C.'s Missing Women Inquiry Report

| Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The final report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry is significant because it will likely inform how future investigations are carried out. Importantly, particularly for those of us interested in ending violence against women and girls, this is a critical opportunity to observe the inner workings of a formal state response to this violence, which in turn, better prepares us for engaging the Canadian state on this issue.

Is Anyone Listening To The 'Forsaken,' Marginalized Women Of Vancouver?

| Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada British Columbia

As Commissioner Wally Oppal and the media tried to talk about Vancouver's Missing Women, the forsaken women, the marginalized women, these women demanded space to talk for themselves. They demanded to be heard — just as the marginalized women in the Downtown Eastside have long done. It remains to be seen, however, if anyone is listening.

National Inquiry On Missing, Murdered Women Not Best Answer

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Waiting for the Canadian state to do something about violence is literally killing us, so I am not interested in participating in any delaying tactics or knowledge gathering for a state that clearly isn't listening. I want meaningful change and I want it now, and I don't think that's too much to ask for. Because my life and the lives of all women and girls are worth more than this.