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Groups issue open letter to Ottawa women after sexual assaults

Media Date: 24/10/2013
Type of Media: newspaper
Name of Media: The Ottawa Citizen

Interviewer: Shaamini Yogaretnam

Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Director of Hollaback! Ottawa

Article Information

Background Ottawa police announced that there was a 'serial rapist' on the loose. The response was that women should avoid going outside at night.
Reason Hollaback! Ottawa and our allies penned an open letter to women in Ottawa, telling them that their city owed them better than victim-blaming rhetoric.
Comment It was great to see mainstream coverage of our open letter.
Outcome The letter resulted in us being granted a meeting with Ottawa Police on December 10, 2013.
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Keywords: Hollaback! Ottawa, violence against women, Ottawa