Gender-Based Violence & Activism

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Gig Work and Mental Health: The Emotional Costs

April 20, 2024

The allure of the gig economy often centers around flexibility and autonomy—work where you want, when you want, and as much as you want. While this can sound like a … Read more

How to Talk to Someone Who is Abusive

April 17, 2024

Anyone can help to stop abuse. Organizations in your community can help people who have been abused, as well as people who abuse their partners. It can be hard to … Read more

Safety Planning for Women Who are Abused

April 17, 2024

When one partner is hurting the other, it’s called abuse or domestic violence. It can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, controlling their partner’s money or behaviour, controlling them emotionally, or … Read more

How to Help Someone Who has an Abusive Partner

April 17, 2024

Do you know someone whose partner is abusing them? They may be your neighbour, friend or family member. It’s hard to know what to do or how to talk about … Read more

Policy in Progress: Shaping a Fairer Future for Gig Workers

January 30, 2024

The Gig Economy: A New Frontier The gig economy has been a game-changer in Canada’s labour market, offering flexibility and independence. But with this shift comes a new set of … Read more

January is Stalking Awareness Month: This is Bigger Than You and Me

December 27, 2023

We recognize that as language use evolves, words can become contronyms and simultaneously have opposite meanings. Innocuous examples include Custom: A common practice, or a special treatment, Finished: Completed, or … Read more

A Call to Action: Protecting Women in the Gig Sector

December 13, 2023

Did you know that gig work is completely misclassified as self-employment work? This misclassification has a detrimental ripple effect on the immediate and long-term impact on all employees and women … Read more

Precarious Employment, Gig work and Gender-based Violence in Canada: A Knowledge Synthesis and Recommendations for Policy Decision-making

November 29, 2023

This report dives into the nitty-gritty of gig jobs and gender-based violence (GBV) in Canada. Gig work means jobs that are usually short-term, like driving for a ride-share app or … Read more

16 Days to Amplifying Voices: Combatting Gender-Based Violence and Fostering Human Rights

November 16, 2023

In a world that strives for progress and equality, there are certain issues that continue to persist, casting a shadow over the achievements we’ve made. Gender-based violence remains one such … Read more

16 Days of Amplified Activism

November 15, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women offer a platform for individuals, communities, organizations, and governments to come together. It’s an … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Calendar

November 15, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which commence on November 25th and conclude on December 10th, encompass significant dates that spotlight the urgency of addressing this issue. November … Read more

16 Days of Collective Action and Empowerment

November 15, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women provide a platform for awareness, dialogue, and action. By focusing attention on the complexities … Read more

Research Study Aims to Help Women 50+ leave DV Situations is looking for partners

October 20, 2023

THE AIM STUDY IS LOOKING TO FORM RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS WITH ORGANIZATIONS WHO WORK WITH VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE The AIM Study is investigating the impact of implementing a social … Read more

A Call Towards Education and Awareness to end Sexual Violence Against Women

March 24, 2023

Sexual assault, harassment, and/or violence is defined as any form of unconsented sexual contact (e.g., kissing, touching, rape). Sexual assault can also happen verbally in the form of jokes, threats, … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 16 – This is Not the End

October 29, 2022

This day marks the last of the 16 Days of Activism for 2022 and this year’s theme of “UNITE!”. We will continue to raise awareness and share knowledge in the … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 15 – The Law Against GBV in Canada

October 29, 2022

According to the Criminal code of Canada, It is against the law to harm or threaten to harm another person, or to engage in harassing conduct as defined. All forms … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 14 – Am I a victim? Do I know a victim?

October 29, 2022

Among many other things, the Covid pandemic has brought deeper and wider awareness of mental and emotional duress to the forefront of our workplaces, schools, and our homes.  All over … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 13 – GBV in Canada by the Numbers

October 29, 2022

Two-thirds (64%) of people in Canada know a woman who has experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. In the area of IPV (Intimate Partner Violence), 44% of women reported experiencing … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 12 – Have you seen the Silent Signal for Help?

October 29, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic brought an increase in domestic violence incidents around the world. Without the opportunity for support found through workplaces, or work-friends victims of domestic violence lost a critical … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 11 – I Have the Power

October 29, 2022

Are you a Marvel Fan?  If not, I bet you know the story of Spiderman though.  When Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben found out he was Spiderman, Uncle Ben gave Peter … Read more