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Posts filed under: Victims Rights

Military Punishes Sexual Assault Victims

A recent CNN Expose detailed just how prevalent sexual assault remains in the U.S. military and more specifically, the despicable manner with which complaints are treated. As the report indicates, complaints by victims are often ignored or silenced.  However, this...
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Pastime or Potential Trauma?

By Melissa Scott  Hockey is Canada’s sport, a national pastime that lives in our minds as an idyllic Norman Rockwell like landscape. We picture a father and son skating on a lake rink, engaging in some friendly hockey practice or...
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Bullying in Sports

By Phillip Millar Anyone in sports knows that the competitive environment surrounding sports promotes intense competition. And every one of us has experienced the overzealous parent pushing boundaries in their support for the team or their child.   Isn’t it...
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Survivor Support and Gender Issues

By Phillip Millar Far be it for me to proclaim expertise on gender issues. There are whole university departments dedicated to studying gender issues. But as a professional dealing with survivors of sexual abuse I can’t help but notice how...
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What Victims of Sexual Assault Can Learn From the Jian Ghomeshi Trial

By Phillip Millar In watching the recent developments in the trial of former CBC radio presenter, Jian Ghomeshi, I have drawn up some lessons that I feel are valuable for anyone seeking to take their perpetrators to trial. VICTIMS TAKE...
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