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Introducing myself and my journal: Standing for women who have endured non-state torture

About Me:
I have worked for 18 years with women who have, or are enduring, non-state torture in Canada and other industrialized countries, such as the US, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Section 269.1 of the Canadian Criminal Code holds state torturers accountable for the crime of state torture. Yet Canada discriminates against women who have endured non-state torture, as children or captive adults, by using an existing provisions arguement to charge the non-state torturers with such crimes as aggravated assault. I, along with my colleague Jeanne Sarson, are lobbying to have non-state torture included in the Canadian Criminal Code.

My Passions:
human rights, travel, photography, movies

My Challenges:
Persons who do not understand the importance of naming the crime of non-state torture

My Vision for the Future:
Equality for women who have endured non-state torture

My Areas of Expertise:
Non-state torture


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