Conference Organizers

The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR) is an independent, international institute based in Vancouver, Canada. The ICCLR’s mandate is to promote the rule of law, democracy, human rights and good governance in criminal law and the administration of criminal justice, domestically, regionally and globally. In fulfilling its mandate to emphasize the rights of victims, ICCLR has undertaken action-oriented research and developed model strategies and best practices in areas such as human trafficking, violence against women, violence against children, and forced and fraudulent marriages. ICCLR remains engaged with victims’ issues at both the local and national level.

The AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) is located on the UBC Vancouver campus and provides support to people of all genders within the campus community. The SASC provides free and confidential services including emotional support, legal, medical and campus related advocacy and educational programming. The SASC’s mandate is to support, educate and empower the campus community and work towards creating equitable practises for survivors of violence and enhancing a safer, inclusive campus environment.

The Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) is a province-wide, non-profit, victim-serving organization that has existed in BC for over 20 years and is funded primarily by the Province of BC to serve as a resource for over 240 community-based services supporting victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, child abuse and criminal harassment. EVA BC’s goals are to: provide support and training to community-based victim assistance programs; develop resources and tools for community programs serving victims; educate the public on the needs of victims of violence; work in partnership with other provincial organizations, educational institutions and other key organizations in related fields to ensure cross-sectoral collaboration and information exchange; and engage in projects that work toward the prevention of violence