Gender-based Violence

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Preventing Gender-Based Violence Means Starting at the Source

In recent years, social media discourse has started to shift the public conversation on sexual assault. Everyday, new posts go up reinforcing the idea that sexual violence is not a result of how a woman acts or dresses, but the actions of predators. However, despite societal changes that are starting to emphasize men’s culpability for …

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Vancouver Gender-Based Violence Support Services with an Indigenous Focus

Making the decision to leave an abusive situation can be hard, but figuring out how to leave can be even harder. If you’re thinking of leaving an abusive relationship or know someone who needs help, there are local Indigenous-focused programs that can help. Check out the list below for free or low-cost assistance with housing, …

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Building Safe Spaces: Understanding the barriers in accessing gender-based violence support for trans individuals

Building Safe Spaces: Understanding the barriers in accessing gender-based violence support for trans individuals

People experiencing gender-based violence (GBV) face many barriers in leaving an abusive relationship. From fear of retaliation to financial and societal pressures, a variety of factors can complicate this already difficult situation. Although anti-GBV organizations are on the frontline of providing support to those experiencing abuse and alleviating these concerns, there is still significant work …

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The Shelter Movers Running Team Raises Funds and Awareness to End Gender-Based Violence

This week, the Shelter Movers running team is planning to run full throttle in the Blue Nose races to raise awareness and funds for gender-based violence survivors. “Our staff & volunteers understand that we all have a role to play in ending gender-based violence,” says Erica More, the Chapter Director for Shelter Movers Nova Scotia. …

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5 Myths about Abuse

In recent years, public conversations about intimate-partner violence and  gender-based  violence have become more commonplace, but misinformation about abuse persists. Recent media focus on violent crimes against women, such as the murders of Gabby Petito or Sara Everard, have drawn attention to some of the most pervasive misconceptions about abuse. Here are 5 myths about …

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