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 Media Conference - Because Deportation is Violence Against Women
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 various anti-violence against women advocates (see program notes below)
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On 27 February 2010, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) entered a women's shelter in Toronto, looking to track down "Jane," a single mother and survivor of violence in Ghana. "Jane" had been known to stay, with her children, at this particular shelter. Fortunately, she was not present at the time of the raid.

The Shelter, Sanctuary, Status Campaign organized this media conference and emergency community meeting at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre on International Women's Day to send a clear message to CBSA: Stop the raids on women's shelters! All women should have the right to access shelters, regardless of immigration status.

Approximately 100 people gathered at this emergency community meeting.

For more information about the Shelter, Sanctuary, Status Campaign, please visit the No One Is Illegal-Toronto website:
Recorded by Candace Mooers for CHRY 105.5 FM and the Toronto Media Co-op
1. Fariah Chowdhury - Shelter, Sanctuary, Status

2. Eileen Morrow - Ontario Association for Interval and Transition Homes

3. Fariah - reading a statement by Anne, YWCA shelter worker

4. Anna Willats - George Brown Assaulted Women and Children's Counselor Advocate Programme

5. Deborah Singh - Toronto Rape Crisis Centre

6. Bernadette Dondo - Nellies

7. Karin Baqi - South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)

8. Jane Kali - Sistering

9. Fariah - Closing Remarks on the Panel

10. Question: How do you respnd to critics' claims that CBSA should be allowed to enter women's shelters? Answer by Deb Singh, Anna Willats, and Fariah Chowdhury.

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 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Eileen Morrow  00:04:14  128Kbps ogg
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Deborah Singh  00:03:33  128Kbps ogg
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Bernadette Dondo  00:09:32  128Kbps ogg
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Karin Baqi  00:04:00  128Kbps ogg
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Jane Kali  00:01:46  128Kbps ogg
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Fariah Panel Summary  00:01:17  128Kbps ogg
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