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CHRY Radio: Raids on Toronto Women's Shelters

Interview with Fariah Chowdhury on Canada Border Services Agency Raids

by Candace Mooers

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Part of a ten part series.

The other segments can be found here.

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:

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