Going ahead with charges.....what every victim or survivor should be aware of...
Just when it seems things are getting better, another new story breaks to remind me that we still have a long way to go in bringing awareness to the fact that some people still think it is okay to deliberately harm and sexually traumatize another human being.
To add to this injury, as noted in an article below, the criminal justice system was never set up for the complex evidence of sexual assault where the question is whether there was informed, unimpaired consent.
To clearly illustrate this problem, in this section are case results noted with comments that I have come across in the news now that there is a call to have military sexual assault cases handled by the civilian court system.
Please feel free to e-mail Sam any Canadian military case results you would like to see included.
A civilian perspective that is equally applicable to how many MST survivors I have spoken with have been treated after reporting their military sexual assaults, myself included in 2016:
Comment & link
This group is a Canadian advocacy group
made up of survivors of sexual assault
and those who support them,
who are working to introduce a petition
and bring public attention
to change Section 278
of the Canadian Criminal Code
so it no longer allows people
charged with sexual assault
to apply for their victim’s personal records.
Open for signatureFebruary 12, 2024, at 2:02 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signatureMay 12, 2024, at 2:02 p.m. (EDT)
This website was created by another MST survivor to help create awareness on how the government and Canadian Justice System treats victims & survivors of sexual assault.
It has an EXCELLENT collection of news articles highlighting the ongoing issues relating to sexual assaults in Canada.
She also inlcudes links to her eloquent TikTok videos.
Searching for more, so:
Feel free to send me info
on your group
(preference to Canadian groups)
if you have a website to link to.