Carleton students raise awareness for violence against men

The Ottawa Men’s Refuge, supported by fourth-year sociology students attending Carleton, hosted a panel discussion about domestic and sexual violence against men on Nov. 9. The event, titled “Coming Together In Conversation,” took place at the Heron Road Community Centre.   The Ottawa Men’s Refuge is an emerging service that will eventually allow men who are victims of domestic violence to call a hotline if they are experiencing a crisis. After the hotline is created, the group hopes to have collected enough funds to create a shelter for male victims.   “I believe anyone who has experienced violence deserves support,” said Matt Schaaf, of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women’s I can MANifest Change Program, when he addressed the […]

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Ryerson men’s issues group pushing for campus recognition

A men’s issues group that recently had its proposal for club status rejected by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has reignited discussion over whether such groups belong on university campuses. The proposal from fourth-year Ryerson politics student Kevin Arriola would have allowed for the Men’s Issues Awareness Society (MIAS) to become a registered club on campus. Arriola appealed the RSU decision, which will be voted on at a board of governors meeting on Jan. 4. “Regardless of the decision, we will continue operating,” Arriola said. “We have already had our first meeting and we will be having another one in December.” RSU cited concerns over the group becoming a haven for misogyny and anti-feminism. This isn’t the first time a […]

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