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WAVAW in the News

External Media Stories (only the ones that have available podcasts/articles have been posted below)

  • Media Archive 2016

     

    • August 18, 2016, Sexual Assault Counsellor Jordan Pickell, on CTV News holding Air Canada and all airlines accountable for preventing sexual assault on their flights.
    • August 18, 2016, Educational Outreach Coordinator, Ariana Barer, on Roundhouse Radio alongside teacher, Melanie Scheuer, discussing the impacts of WAVAW’s Educational Outreach in schools.
    • August 16, 2016, Educational Outreach Coordinator, Ariana Barer, on News 1130 reminding the public that women are not responsible to prevent sexual assault committed against them with the release of a serial rapist on parole.
    • August 12, 2016, Sexual Assault Counsellor, Rebecca Brass, in Vice, as well as Global News and onlineCTV News, the Vancouver Sun & Province, CBC News, and the Huffington Post speaking out against normalizing and profiting from the kind of racist and sexist thinking that leads to violence against Indigenous women and the “Willie Pickton” drink at WINGS restaurant. 
    • July 26, 2016, Educational Outreach Coordinator, Ariana Barer, on CTV News National calling for accountability in the legal system when judges hold rape myths.
    • July 20, 2016, Manager of Fund Development, Sambriddhi Nepal, in News 1130 addressing catcalls/street harassment and women’s right to choose how they access justice.
    • June 11, 2016 – Manager of Victim Services and Outreach Programs, Dalya Israel, on the Roy Green Show speaking about masculinity and sexualized violence after the Stanford rapist story.
    • June 10, 2016 – Executive Director, Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, in The Globe and Mail calling on the Provincial government to invest in sexual assault services for women.
    • June 9, 2016 – Executive Director, Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, on CBC News speaking about prioritising support for women being asked to share their stories as survivors.
    • June 9, 2016 – Executive Director, Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, in the Daily Hive (formerly VanCity Buzz) responding to UBC’s sexual assault policy.
    • June 9, 2016 – Manager of Victim Services and Outreach Programs, Dalya Israel, speaks on CBC’s On The Coast to discuss the current realities for women surviving sexual assault in BC and what more the government can do to support them. (segment begins at 1:40:12)
    • June 9, 2016 – Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, in Vancouver Sun speaking about UBC’s responsibility to sexual assault survivors.
    • June 9, 2016 – Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, in Metro News responding to the Premier’s statement about experiencing sexualized violence.
    • June 9, 2016 – Educational Outreach Coordinator, Ariana Barer, on Global News speaking about the need for Provincial support of sexual assault centres after the Premier’s call for survivors to speak out.
    • June 9, 2016 – Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, in Vancouver Sun speaking about the need for concrete action by the Provincial government following the Premier’s statement about experiencing sexualized violence.
    • May 7, 2016 – Educational Outreach Coordinator, Ariana Barer, featured in the BC Student Film Festival First Place Junior Documentary about WAVAW by Heritage Woods Secondary School students.
    • April 19, 2016 – Sexual Assault Counsellor Jordan Pickell, speaking on CBC BC Almanac about how our systems can better support survivors (starts at 24:50).
    • April 10, 2016 – Victim Services Worker Ashley Teja, in Roundhouse Radio News talking about reporting to police and flaws in the legal system.
    • April 3, 2016 – Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, on Pulse 107.7FM talking about resources for women and changes to the legal system.
    • March 31, 2016 – Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, on Roundhouse Radio talking about women’s equality and changes to the legal system.
    • March 29, 2016 – WAVAW in DARPAN Magazine talking about women’s safety in Vancouver and holding men accountable for violence.
    • March 24, 2016 – Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, on CTV News holding the legal system responsible for failing women.
    • March 24, 2016 – Educational Outreach Coordinator Ariana Barer, on BCIT Broadcast News speaking about our flawed legal system.
    • March 23, 2016 – Victim Services Worker Adrienne Moya, in a Vancouver Sun Op Ed discussing feminist justice, the Ghomeshi trial, and flaws in the legal system.
    • March 9, 2016 – Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, on ICI Radio-Canada speaking about rape kits (Francais).
    • March 8, 2016 – Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, on CBC On the Coast speaking about sexual assaults in Burnaby, victim blaming, and institutional responsibility for prevention (from 1:40:00 to 1:48:48).
    • February 11th, 2016 – Manager of the Victim Services and Outreach Programs Dalya Israel, in The Squamish Chief discussing the importance of sexual assault services and health-centred care.
    • February 10, 2016 – Sexual Assault Counsellor Jordan Pickell, in Round House Radio News discussing Jian Ghomeshi and victim blaming in the criminal justice system and broader society.
    • February 8, 2016 -Educational Outreach Coordinator Ariana Barer in The National Post  discussing the Jian Ghomeshi trial, victim blaming, and the many paths women take to healing and justice.
    • February 6, 2016 – Sexual Assault Counsellor Jordan Pickell, in Round House Radio News speaking about “pick-up artistry,” and the accountability of city officials and other men in ending violence against women.
    • February 6, 2016 – Manager of the Victim Services and Outreach Programs Dalya Israel, on The Roy Green Show discussing common rape myths, Jian Ghomeshi, and survivor blaming in the media and court system.
    • February 5, 2016 – Educational Outreach Coordinator Ariana Barer in Vancity Buzz speaking about Roosh V, “pick-up artistry” and victim blaming.
    • Media Archive 2015

       

      • December 2, 2015 -Educational Outreach Coordinator Ariana Barer in The Charlatan speaking about university responsibility to address reports of sexualized violence.
      • November 24, 2015 -Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer in The Province speaking about institutional responses to sexual assault on university campuses.
      • November 24, 2015 -Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer in The Huffington Post  discussing sexual assault on university campuses and institutional responses to violence against women.
      • November 23, 2015 -WAVAW on CKNW’s The Simi Sara Show  speaking about sexual assault on UBC campus.
      • November 18, 2015 -WAVAW for Quest Journalism speaking about rape kits and rates of reporting sexual assault..
      • October 15, 2015 -WAVAW in 24 hours speaking about the rates of sexual offences and reporting.
      • October 12, 2015 -WAVAW Executive Director, Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer in CTV News discussing accessibility of rape kits and women’s right to choose.
      • September 30, 2015 -WAVAW Executive Director, Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer and Educational Outreach Coordinator, Ariana Barer on IntraVenus on CJSF with their talk from the Rosemary Brown Conference.
      • September 2, 2015 – WAVAW Executive Director, Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer in the Washington Post talking about Post Secondary institutions holding the Porn Industry accountable for targeting students.
      • June 2, 2015 – WAVAW Executive Director, Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer and Manger of Fund Development, Erica McCain on Breakfast Television talking about WAVAW as a featured charity in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.
      • May 28, 2015 – WAVAW Educational Outreach Coordinator, Ariana Barer, speaks about high-risk sex offenders and the culture of violence on BC Almanac on CBC.
      • May 14, 2015 – WAVAW Educational Outreach Coordinator, Ariana Barer, speaks about ending violence against women on For the Record at Evolution 107.9 FM.
      • March 9, 2015WAVAW Executive Director voices opposition to releasing details identifying victims of sexual assault in Metro News.
      • March 02, 2015 – WAVAW Executive Director, Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, comments on the voyeurism in BC on The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.
      • February 26, 2015 – Executive Director of WAVAW Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer discusses the ramifications of the continued visual objectification of women and girls in The Province.
      • February 19, 2015WAVAW’s Executive Director Irene Tsepnopoulous-Elhaimer on Global Prime with Aaron McArthur responding to the release of A Vision For a Violence Free BC.
      • February 12, 2015 – Ariana Barer, WAVAW Outreach Coordinator, speaks on The Simi Sara Show on CKNW.
      • January 18, 2015 – WAVAW Executive Director speaks on The Sean Leslie Show.
      • January 14, 2015 – WAVAW Executive Director, Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, comments on user-controlled, self-reported sexual assault database in the National Post.
      • Media Archive 2014

         

        • November 27, 2014 – WAVAW’s Manager of Victim Services, Dalya Israel, in the MetroNews article titled It’s not about Jian Ghomeshi; it’s about sexual violence.
        • November 18, 2014 – WAVAW’s Board Director, Karey Brooks, writes commentary “Jian Ghomeshi story calls for much deeper public conversation about sexual violence” – Georgia Straight
        • November 7, 2014 – WAVAW on the CBC The National (shortened version)
        • November 7, 2014 – WAVAW’s Manager of Victim Services, Dalya Israel, speaking on that it’s not the law that’s the problem, it’s our societal values impacting people working in the criminal justice system “Reasonable Doubt: How sexual assault charges proceed through criminal court”- Georgia Straight
        • November 7, 2014 – WAVAW’s Coordinator of the Volunteer and Educational Outreach Programs, Ariana Barer, on CiTRnews (begins at 22:10min)
        • November 4, 2014 – WAVAW’s Executive Director,  Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, on the 102.7 the Peak talking about how to support friends and family who have been sexually violated and the different choices available to women who have been hurt by sexual assault (podcast). 
        • November 3, 2014 – “Ghomeshi Allegations Spark Hashtag as Survivors Share Assault Stories” – Vancity Buzz
        • November 2, 2014 – WAVAW’s Coordinator of the Volunteer and Educational Outreach Programs, Ariana Barer, on the Redeye Collective piece titled “Why women don’t report rape and sexual assault”
        • October 31, 2014 – ‘Why didn’t you go to police?’ Sex assault victims often stay silent because of low conviction rates, experts say” – National Post article  and The Star
        • October 30, 2014 – WAVAW’s Manager of Victim Services, Dalya Israel, on The Early Edition on CBC Radio addressing the barriers women face in reporting sexual assault (podcast)
        • October 27, 2014 – WAVAW’s Executive Director,  Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, in the Flare article titled “Ghomeshi’s Accusers: “Educated and Employed,” Says Star” 
        • August 20, 2014 – WAVAW’s C.A.R.E. About Gendered Violence Project Coordinators in The Georgia Straight speaking about our work at Vancouver Community College (VCC).

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