Action Opportunity: Urge EU and UK to End the Systematic Violations of the Rights Boys, Men, and their Children in the UK


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Investigate the Appearance of Discrimination at Ontario Rape Crisis Centres


Canadian Human Rights Commission, CBC, Inter American Commissions on Human Rights and Women (Equality),

In a recent interview, Lenore Lukasik, Chair of Ontario Coalition for Rape Crisis Centres used language which appears to be inconsistent with Canadian law, may appear to promote illegal discrimination, and and may appear to deny the existence of men who are sexually assaulted, especially by women.

When speaking about victims, Lukasik mentioned men as survivors only once, and based on the text, it is implied that she means only men who survived sexual assault as boys. Lukasik said that one myth about sexual assault is that "it happens to certain women", using specific gender-ed language that ignores boys and men. On consent she said "it's about did women agree to engage in a certain type of sexual behavior", which creates the appearance that boys and men are not protected by sexual assault laws requiring consent.

“We know that about one in three women in her lifetime will experience some form of sexual violence," she said, also noting that one in six boys will experience child sexual abuse. "This is absolutely outrageous.”

Sexual violence only happens to certain women.

VIDEO 5 myths about sexual violence Issue is widely misunderstood, says chair of Ontario Coalition for Rape Crisis Centres CBC News Posted: Nov 03, 2014 3:54 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 04, 2014 10:07 AM ET

Canadian law uses "everyone" and "person":

Sexual assault is defined as sexual contact with another person without that other person's consent. Consent is defined in section 273.1(1) as "the voluntary agreement of the complainant to engage in the sexual activity in question".

Wikipedia > Sexual Assault > Canada

  1. Everyone who commits a sexual assault is guilty of

273.1. Meaning of “consent”

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees equality of the sexes:

Rights guaranteed equally to both sexes

  1. Notwithstanding anything in this Charter, the rights and freedoms referred to in it are guaranteed equally to male and female persons.

Canadian government statistics acknowledge men as victims, including men who are victimized by women (Hint: these numbers are probably grossly underrepresented):

It is estimated that one in ten adult men have been sexually assaulted, the majority of perpetrators being heterosexual men. (Isely & Hehrenbech-Shim, 1997; Scarce, 1997.)

Sexual Assault Statistics

Services for victims of sexual violence and domestic violence are linked, and many men's advocates in Canada accuse agencies in charge of these services of discrimination:

Men on the other hand, have next to nothing in place for support and resources other than the support provided by grassroots efforts such as this one [in Ontario].

Discrimination against Canadian men who are victims of sexual violence or domestic violence is a violation of their human rights, including their rights to life and equal access to the law. I urge the Canadian Human Rights Commission to investigate and determine if the human rights of victims who are man and boys are being violated.

Discrimination against Canadian men who are victims of sexual violence or domestic violence is a violation of several of Canada's treaty obligations as a member of the Organization of American States in the same manner as Costa Rica. I urge the OAS to assist Canada in meeting their treaty obligations to protect human rights. You can find specific treaty references here:

I urge you to seek justice, defending the oppressed victims of domestic and sexual violence who have been harmed by potentially illegal discrimination, to take up the cause of the fatherless children of victims of domestic and sexual violence who have been denied the love and care by their fathers who may be subject to resultant discrimination in child custody determinations, and to argue on the side of the widowed spouses of victims who have died, including those spouses of victims who may have committed suicide in despair.

All victims, including boys and men, depend on you to protect them from corruption, negligence, and discrimination. I urge you to act with kindness towards victims denied care, faithfulness to the law, and truthfulness to victims who need help, protecting all victims, and acting in the interests of justice.

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