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2015

E-Book of 4th International Conference on the Survivors of Rape, Lisbon, Portugal - pages 66-72 is Jeanne and my presentation, "Women's Voices: Repetitive Non-State Torture (NST) Rapes, Its Impact and Reclaiming Relationship with Self". Photo Journal

Our submission to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Consultation - How to create and maintain civil society space?

Parallel Report submitted by the Canadian Federation of University Women to the Human Rights Committee on the occasion of Canada's Sixth Periodic Report  - see Protection against Torture page 8

Summary Civil Society Hearing  - 24th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at UN Vienna

Eliminate Torture in the Private Sphere - side event paper presented at the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal (CCPCJ) Justice at the UN in Vienna, May 19, 2015.

Austrian Report - written by Jeanne about our time at the UN in Vienna at the CCPCJ.

A Feminist Statement On The CSW, UN Women, Human Rights & The Non-State Torture (NST) Of Women & Girls

We presented on the following three panels at the CSW:

1. Non-State Torture & Violence against Women & Girls

2. Stop Femicide! States' obligations and the role of women's NGOs presenting how women when tiny children were conditioned to commit suicide if they told which is a form of femicide, and

3. The Necessity of the Nordic Model from SPACE International (Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling For Enlightment) Global Survivors Speak and spoke about NST victimization when children suffer sexualized trafficking and that non-State torture is inflicted against women and girls prostituted.

Nova Scotia pair puts domestic torture on global radar

NEWS EXCLUSIVE CBC NOVA SCOTIA INVESTIGATES NON-STATE TORTURE (NST) by CBC REPORTER ANGELA MACIVOR:

Hidden Horrors - CBC Radio program Atlantic Voice podcast aired Sunday June 1, 2014 @0830 AT.

Two NS Advocates Pushing for Domestic Torture Recognized as Crime

Torture in Middle Class Neighborhoods - Information Morning CBC Radio May 28, 2014.

NS Woman Tortured for Years by Her Family

Domestic Torture Should be a Crime Advocates Say

 

PROSTITUTION

Pimps & Johns: In-house Sexualized Torture of Prostituted Women and Girls is always potentially Life-threatening Brief by Jeanne Sarson & Linda MacDonald submitted to the Standing Senate Committee of Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson speaking, along with Trisha Baptie, Larissa Crack, Heather Dukes and others at the Standing Committee on Justice & Human Rights hearings on Bill C-36 and prostitution. CPAC video

Written Transcript of Evidence given by Jeanne Sarson & Linda MacDonald at Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Hearings on Bill C-36 on Prostitution.

Brief by Jeanne Sarson & Linda MacDonald submitted to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights for the Hearimgs on Bill C-C36 related to Prostitution.

Jeanne Sarson reflecting on the outcomes of she & Linda MacDonald and others speaking about non-State torture and prostitution at the Standing Committee of Justice & Human Rights hearings on Bill C-36 in Ottawa the week of July 7-10, 2014.

MP Joy Smith talks about prostitution and what is being said at the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, "They were lured. They were brutalized. They were tortured."

Op-Ed Transformative Bill C-36 voices importance of protecting human dignity and equality

Prostitution, Bill C-36 & Human Rights Education CFUW Advocacy Minutes at the CFUW AGM by Linda MacDonald & Jeanne Sarson CFUW Truro Chapter.

Letter to Amnesty International Canada - regarding Amnesty's proposed policy on prostitution. (en français)

Bill C-36 Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

Petition to lobby for Nordic Model In Canada.

Open letter with over 800 signatures supporting Nordic Model for prostitution in Canada.

Screening of NFB documentary Buying Sex in Truro NS on April 26 @ 7:30 pm at the Marigold Cultural CentreFree Admission. Panel discussion afterwards. More info.

Truro Daily News article April 21, 2014 on the Buying Sex documentary screening.

Our letter about prostitution to Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

 

EDUCATIONAL PAMPHLETS

These are two-sided triple fold pamphlets:

1. 'Classic' Non-State Torture

2. Sexualized Torture & Human Trafficking Did you know these happen in the home? Spanish translation: Tortura Sexualizada y el Ttráfico de Personas ¿sabías que suceden en casa?

3. Sexualized torture & Child 'Pornographic' Exploitation Did you know these happen in the home?

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Oct 08, 2014
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To MPs:Joy Smith, joy.smith@parl.gc.caBob Dechert, bob.dechert@parl.gc.caStella Ambler, Stella.Ambler@parl.gc.ca , and Françoise Boivin, francoise.boivin@parl.gc.ca I write to each of you because you were on the House of Commons Standing …
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Nov 24, 2013
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Halloween is over. For women triggered by Halloween they may now be breathing a sigh of relief. Non-State torturers use Halloween, or any holiday, as opportunistic times to distort myths and or use holiday-based costumes as a cover to hide their sadi…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: NST human trafficking captivity

Apr 14, 2013
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For years there have been discussions of concern about how women and girls as persons and their bodies have been objectified and sexualized for commoditization—used for sale. Today I am outraged by the sexualized pedophilic torture messages pri…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: misopedia, infants, sexualization

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