Ashley McIntee

What you need to know about gender based violence in rural communities

What you should know about gender-based violence in rural communities

Violence against women is pervasive and can happen to women anywhere and of any background, although some women are at greater risk. In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of using an intersectional lens when looking at the affects of gender-based violence, specifically in the context of systemic racism. This post will look at the …

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An Intersectional Approach to Gender-based Violence: Systemic Racism

Last April, Shelter Movers published a blog post on the importance of taking an intersectional approach to tackling gender-based violence, in order to understand how women who experience multiple forms of oppression are more likely to experience gender-based violence (GBV) and face barriers to accessing support. Intersectionality was a term first coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw …

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How can men help prevent violence against women?

Content warning: this blog post discusses gender-based violence and oppression. Everyone has a role to play in ending violence against women, including men. Violence against women (“VAW”) is a type of gender-based violence, (“GBV”), an umbrella term for the types of abuse that women, girls, and Two-Spirit, transgender and non-binary people are at higher risk …

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Recognizing Abuse

Behind the happy faces of many survivors is an undercurrent of fear that they are trying to hide. Women are unlikely to report their abusers, which is why it is important to show your support for survivors. But how can we identify if someone needs help? Warning signs that alert the presence of gender-based violence …

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