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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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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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Women's History Month

Women’s History Month: Celebrating the Trailblazers That Inspire Us

March marks International Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating women’s past and present accomplishments, and shining light on the challenges and obstacles women continue to face today. As a volunteer-based organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse, we are dedicated to providing an environment …

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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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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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