Weekly Update

1) Oprah Episode Features Issue of Marital Rape and Domestic Violence
An episode of Oprah this week brings to mainstream media the issue of marital rape and domestic violence. The website features clips, resources, stats and other info. Check it out, and let’s hope that Oprah tackling this issue will encourage other mainstream media outlets to follow suit.

Check out the website here.

2) U.N. Motion to Specifically Condemn Rape as a Tactic of War
In an attempt to recognize that rape is sometimes used systematically by governments and organizations to achieve military and political objectives, the U.N. is attempting to pass a resolution. There is currently debate between the U.S. and South Africa on the language and specific implications of the resolution, but the resolution is expected to be passed in the coming weeks.

Check out the article here.

3) Around Montreal: McGill Faculty of Law Women’s Caucus Workshops

A series of workshops will focus on legality and women’s rights in the upcoming weeks:

Friday, November 23, 2007

Fiona Sampson, Director of Litigation, Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

“A Perfect Storm of Inequality – Women’s Equality Rights in 2007”

Sponsored by the Margot E. Halpenny Memorial Fund

Room 202, New Chancellor Day Hall: 11:30 a.m.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Solangel Moldonado, Seton Hall Law School

“Paternal Engagement: What the U.S. Can Learn from Quebec”

Room 202, New Chancellor Day Hall – 11:30 a.m.

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