“Gag orders”: Why sexual assault survivors can’t say #MeToo at some Canadian universities

Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, joins the discussion on universities’ sexual assault policies and protocols in an article on The Discourse.

“These confidentiality orders go far beyond what privacy legislation would require,” agrees Pamela Cross, the legal director of Luke’s Place, a resource centre that provides legal support for women and children experiencing violence in Ontario, as well as specialized training for lawyers and support workers.

And these policies “have a way of silencing women’s voices, silencing women from being able to talk about the experiences that so many of us have had with sexual violence,” she adds.

Read the full article: Why sexual assault survivors can’t say #MeToo at some Canadian universities

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