Missing Women Commission of Inquiry

National Inquiry On Missing, Murdered Women Not Best Answer

Robyn Bourgeois | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robyn Bourgeois

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.

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

Robyn Bourgeois | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robyn Bourgeois

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.

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

Robyn Bourgeois | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robyn Bourgeois

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.

Pickton Murders: Still Looking For Answers

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - The failure of Vancouver police and the RCMP to properly investigate reports of women disappearing from the Downtown Eastside has left bot...