Highlights / sexual

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Rock band to wind down over sexual misconduct allegations

To take indefinite “hiatus” following current tour The Canadian por-rock band Hedley, and especially its lead singer Jacob Hoggard have recently been the targets of several social media accusations of sexual misconduct.  Hoggard has also been accused of rape, something» 


Sexting common, sharing hurts girls more: survey

Of Canadians aged 16 to 20, two out of every five have sent a sexy or nude image of themselves, according to a new research. Two out of three have received a so-called sext. The information comes from a national» 


Over half Canadian women report sexual harassment at work: poll

One out of every two women in Canada report having experienced sexual harassment at work and 90 per cent of women say  they use strategies to avoid it, according to a public opinion survey by the Angus Reid Institute.  Large» 


Police warn about sexual extortion

Police in the town of Kingston in Ontario say they have received five complaints about sexual extortion and they are warning people to not share intimate images online. The cases involve men who were contacted by a woman who made» 


Most think young women will face violence: poll

A new survey suggests 79 per cent of Canadians believe young women are just as likely as or even more likely to experience sexual assault than were previous generations. This view is especially prevalent among women aged between 18 and 35,» 

Health, International, Politics, Society

Canada pledges $650M for sexual, reproductive health

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will spend $650 million over three years on sexual and reproductive health. The announcement was timed to coincide with International Women’s Day and comes after advocates around the world asked countries to» 


Canadians urged to fight sexual exploitation of children

For the fifth year in a row, a national charity is urging Canadians to report the online sexual exploitation of children or any behaviour they find to be suspicious. Cybertip.ca gets an average of 3,300 reports each month. Since its» 


University backs proposed law on sexual violence

Western University says it “applauds” the government of Ontario’s tabling of an action plan to eradicate sexual violence and harassment in that province. The proposed law would require every college and university to have a policy on sexual violence and» 


Group warns of spike in teenage ‘sextortion’

Increasingly, Canadian teens are being coerced into taking off their clothes or performing sexual acts online, warns the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. The acts are recorded and then used to extort money or additional sexual content from the adolescent.» 

Politics, Society

Leader spurs her campaign against sexual violence

Canada’s most populous province will get $1.1 million a year for the next three years to support treatment centres in hospitals for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wants to reduce the number of»