Weekly roundup

Campaign Roundup: Building GEN1

Woman with a thought bubble

During our May-long Campaign to End Violence, we're publishing a weekly roundup of impact stories, infographics and resources to raise awareness about violence against women and girls in Canada.

This week's is on intersectionality, inclusion and collaboration to end violence.

********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

Campaign Roundup: Creating Healthy Relationships

Woman with a thought bubble

During our May-long Campaign to End Violence, we're publishing a weekly roundup of impact stories, infographics and resources to raise awareness about violence against women and girls in Canada.

This week's is on healthy relationships and consent.

********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

Campaign Roundup: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault

Women with thought bubble

During our May-long Campaign to End Violence, we're publishing a weekly roundup of impact stories, infographics and resources to raise awareness about violence against women and girls in Canada.

This week is on sexual assault and support for survivors.

********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

Campaign Roundup: Finding Shelter from Domestic Violence

Woman with thought bubble

During our May-long Campaign to End Violence, we're publishing a weekly roundup of impact stories, infographics and resources to raise awareness about violence against women and girls in Canada.

This week's is on domestic violence and women's shelters.

********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

What the Hashtag: 2015 in Review

Woman with thought bubble2015 was a year of progress on gender equality and women’s rights in Canada.

Inclusive Leadership

We voted for the #countrywewant and elected a record number of women in the federal election (#elxn42), ending the year with a gender-equal parliament and a feminist Prime Minister. While many tried to discredit this overdue move toward gender parity in government as affirmative action without merit, the women appointed as ministers are more than qualified.

What the Hashtag: Working to #EndViolence for #16Days and Beyond

Woman with thought bubbleThere was a chorus of voices calling for an end to gender-based violence in November and December.

On Nov. 19 and 20, the Ontario government brought together policy makers, service providers and activists for a summit on sexual violence and harassment or #SVHAP2015. Participants shared innovative ideas, discussed how to raise public awareness, support survivors, create safer campuses and workplaces, and spark a change in attitudes and behaviours. The Ontario government also released its second #ItsNeverOkay video and federal Minister for the Status of Women @PattyHajdu announced that the government would create a national action plan to address violence against women—a long sought-after commitment.

Campaign Roundup: Healthy Relationships

NewspapersIn our previous Campaign to End Violence roundups we’ve examined the impact of sexual assault and victim-blaming, the essential role of emergency shelters, the importance of consent, and the need for violence prevention.

Now, in our final roundup, we take a look at what we’re striving for: healthy relationships.

Domestic violence is everyone’s business and we need to talk about it if we’re going to end it, says Sandra Hawken.

Campaign Roundup: Violence Prevention

NewspapersViolence prevention is the theme of this week’s Campaign to End Violence roundup.

Violence against women is prevalent in both physical and virtual spaces. And although online violence may be less tangible, it isn’t any less real.

In his article sexist, misogynist and pro-rape language is ruining the internet, Brian Cauley argues that how we act online has implications that extend far beyond the web. Likewise, our Director of Violence Prevention, Anuradha Dugal, says our online world reflects real life inequalities.

Campaign Roundup: Consent

NewspapersThis week, our Campaign to End Violence roundup looks at the importance of consent.

Our most recent study shows that while almost all Canadians (96%) agree that sexual activities between partners should be consensual, 2 in 3 Canadians (67%) do not understand what consent means.

Given these numbers, it isn’t surprising that many women live in fear of sexual violence.

Campaign Roundup: Emergency Shelters

NewspapersIn this week's Campaign to End Violence roundup, we're focussing on the importance of women's shelters.

On any given night in Canada, more than 6,300 women and children are staying in shelters because it's not safe for them at home. Another 200 women are turned away because the shelters are full.

Shelters provide an important service to women in Canada and help women in rebuilding their lives after abuse.