By: Catherine Porter
Published: Fri Nov 07 2014

“I talked to a dozen experts on sexual assault and women’s rights this past week — victims, counsellors, lawyers, researchers, activists. All of them said we are witnessing a “pivotal moment” when transformational change is possible….I asked each of the experts I called this week for some concrete ideas. Here’s a few they offered:

Beef up our supports for sexual assault victims. Here’s a second example: the Barbra Schlifer Clinic is the only legal clinic specializing in violence against women in the country. Its core funding has not changed for a decade, according to executive director Amanda Dale. The waiting list for counselling there is about four months long.”