Violence Against Women

Supporting the call for investigation, understanding sexual violence complaints against faculty as a women’s equality issue

Published Monday, April 16, 2018

Firdaous Sbaï, Sarah M Mah, Camylle Lanteigne

April 16th, 2018


The Independent Women for Equality McGill (IWEM) is a self-organized group of women students on campus. We support the call for investigation and reform of the complaints process against faculty by the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU). In ...

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In response to the CBC’s “As Grand Prix approaches, Montreal hotels vigilant about sexual exploitation” (June 6th, 2017)

Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Alexandra Yiannoutsos

July 10th, 2017


Grand Prix weekend in Montreal is coming up with many people visiting the city to engage in the festivities. Hotels around the city are gearing up to handle the influx of visitors, but the excitement of the weekend is curbed by apprehension about sexual ...

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Women Refuse to Let McGill Student Associations Off the Hook for Sexual Assault: A Statement from the Independent Women for Equality McGill

Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sarah M Mah, Kateryna Gordiychuk, Alexandra Yiannoutsos


The McGill community is appalled and angry to hear about the recent allegations of sexual assault on the part of the VP External for the Student’s Society of McGill University (SSMU), David Aird on February 22th, 2017 in the McGill Daily from ...

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McGill's Self Defense Course for Women: Still Relevant, Still Valuable

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kateryna Gordiychuk, Sarah M Mah, Camylle Lanteigne


The question of women’s safety, with the well-known reports of sexual assault and harassment on campus, has sparked interest in the existing resources for women - including the popular self-defense course offered by McGill Security Services, the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class. Recently ...

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On McGill’s New Policy Against Sexual Violence: A Renewed Commitment to End Violence Against Women

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sarah M Mah, Alexandra Yiannoutsos, and Kateryna Gordiychuk


On December 6, 1989, a lone gunman walked into a class of engineering students at École Polytechnique, separated the men from the women, and killed 14 women. The event would eventually come to be known as the Montreal Massacre. Among other details ...

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