Jody Raphael, a friend and colleague in the anti-sexual violence movement, has released a book that is essential reading for anyone interested in the issues surrounding rape, particularly non-stranger sexual assault. She cuts through myth and innuendo with strong and clear language and sets the record straight. Highly recommended.Read More Quick Takes
A few weeks ago, Elizabeth Smart made a brave statement about the unintended consequences of the religiously-based preoccupation with “sexual purity” for females prior to marriage. Smart’s point was simple: Because virginity and “purity” were so valued within her conservative, religious culture growing up, she felt “worthless, dirty and filthy” after her virginity had been taken [...]Continue Reading…
A widely known child protection and anti-violence against women advocate, legal expert, author and public speaker, Roger Canaff has devoted his legal career to the eradication of violence against women and children.
Currently Roger serves on the Board of Directors as president of End Violence Against Women International (EVAW), an organization that provides training, technical assistance, research and advocacy.