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When I was around fourteen I was relaxing in the sun on my dad’s front porch. The porch is relatively hidden away by trees and bushes, back from the street and at an awkward street corner. A convertible full of guys rolled by, holla-ed, and sped off.
Fourteen years old. I hadn’t even finished puberty yet.
We are sick of men’s violence against women, and so are other women and their allies around the globe. The team at Hollaback Victoria is proud to be supporting Victoria Rising- the local 1 Billion Rising Movement to bring awareness to – and end – violence against women!
If you have already joined the movement, awesome- See you there! If you are wondering what’s up? Then I suggest you read up and get on board this super awesome global movement.
Feb 14, 2013 @4:30pm: Join the movement at Bastion Square for dancing and music. We are dancing our way to Library Square for more good times. This event is being hosted by the Sexual Assault Centre, Women’s Transition House and Island Sexual Health- these essential organizations will be tabling at Library Square so come our and show your support.
Here are some links to more info and check it out on Facebook:
All the cool cats will be there showing off the 1 Billion Rising dance moves. You can join in and follow along, or check out this video and learn the dance moves. We’ve been practicing all week!
This V-Day, show your love for women around the globe and dance to end violence against women. See you there.
Michael Carpenter, a 40-year-old man, is the subject of a public notification issued by the Victoria Police Department. VicPD believes Michael Carpenter poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of adult and teenage females.
Mr. Carpenter is currently serving an eight-year sentence for three counts each of sexual assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement, and uttering threats. He has a lengthy criminal record which includes other convictions for sexually related offences. He has a history of targeting and sexually assaulting adult and young females who were strangers to him.
Mr. Carpenter is currently on parole in the Victoria area. He must abide by various conditions of his statutory release, including the following:
1) Must not consume any alcohol or other intoxicants;
2) Must report all interactions with females immediately to his parole officer;
3) Must reside in Victoria and cannot travel north of the Malahat;
4) Not to use or possess any computers; and
5) Not to go anywhere that children may reasonably be expected to gather (schools, playgrounds, etc.)
If he is observed in violation of any of the above-noted conditions, please do not approach him but contact your local police agency immediately.
If you have any additional information about Mr. Carpenter, please contact VicPD Detective Shawn Robson at shawn.robson at vicpd.ca.
Victoria police are asking the public for help after an extensive but unsuccessful search to find a man who jumped out of a white van and grabbed a woman on Thursday evening.
The incident happened in the area of Wark Street and Kings Road about 5:45 p.m. Thursday. A man exited the newer-model white van and grabbed at the woman’s jacket. She broke free and fled.
The male suspect is described as being of average build and height, possibly tanned, and between 20 to 30 years old, police said in a statement.
Victoria police ask anyone with information to call them at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
I was whistled at yesterday while waiting for the bus. Not okay.
December 17, 2012 is the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers.
People working in the sex trade tolerate oppressive working conditions that subject them to a disproportionate amount of harassment and violence. On December 17th, we will be marching in solidarity with them to call for an end to the violence they are experiencing daily.
Join us, and other allies in delivering the message to politicians that violence against people who work in the sex trade must stop!
We will be marching from the Legislature Building up Government Street, by candlelight at 4pm.
For more info, or to volunteer please contact:
In some parts of the world, it is now TDOR (Transgender Day of Remembrance). On this day we remember the people who lost their lives to transphobic hate crime, whether reported or not.
In the last 12 months, 265 trans people were reported killed. (Source: Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project). The figures show that these reported cases are on the rise.
*UVic Pride and film maker Tobi Hill-Meyer for a free* screening of her film, Genderfellator at Cinecenta on November 22, 2012 at 7pm. The screening will be accompanied by a film maker’s presentation. While the film is free, UVic Pride will be collecting donations to help cover the cost of this event if you are able to contribute!
Hollaback Victoria would like to acknowledge the Host Communities and Nations in whose territories we work and live. Details