Family Friendy Wi-Fi Statement on Starbucks

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Starbucks, thank you for putting the safety of children first by agreeing to filter out harmful sexually violent images from your public Wi-Fi! Once completed, you will join McDonalds and Tim Horton’s as leaders in the food services sector in Canada for having good filtering software on your public Wi-Fi. We encourage you to quickly implement the necessary filtering so …

International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day

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On International Women’s Day, Defend Dignity is calling on Canadians to reject the public accessibility of online sexual violence. Harmful images depicting hatred, violence and domination of women are increasingly being portrayed online. Such images are readily available and easily accessible by all. The health and safety of children is at risk when they can readily access these misogynistic images. …

Amnesty International Statement

Statement on Amnesty International’s Resolution

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Yesterday, at its thirty-second International Council Meeting, Amnesty International voted for a resolution that urges governments around the world to adopt laws and policies that endorse the full decriminalization of the sex industry, including pimps, brothel owners, and buyers of sexual services. In so doing, they have ignored the human rights of women, especially the approximate ninety per cent of …

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Media Release- Bill C-36

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For Immediate Release, June 7, 2014: Response to Prostitution Legislation [TORONTO] Defend Dignity applauds the Justice Department of the Government of Canada for the release of Bill C – 36  Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. Bill C- 36 is a critical first step in changing the paradigm of how prostitution is addressed in Canada, in law, in policy, and ultimately, …

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Bedford vs Canada: Supreme Court Ruling

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Legalized Prostitution Causes Harm Defend Dignity’s Response to the Supreme Court Ruling December 20, 2013 Toronto, ON — Defend Dignity is very disappointed today by the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford. Laws are a reflection of societal norms and values. Our hope for Canada is that it be seen as a …

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Bedford vs Canada Response

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Click here to view response to Supreme court Ruling Dec 20th, 2013 For Immediate Release June 13, 2013 Today the Supreme Court of Canada heard Bedford v Canada. Canada’s prostitution laws are at stake.  Will the Supreme Court strike down the three provisions pertaining to prostitution laws (living off the avails), (keeping a common bawdy house) and (communicating for the …