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Shelter Movers Hosts SoupShare to Celebrate Expansion into Lanark County

Crucial Support Services for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Now Available in Lanark County Ottawa, Ontario – Shelter Movers, a national, volunteer-powered charity that provides free moving and storage to people experiencing abuse, have just expanded their services to Lanark County. Join Shelter Movers for SoupShare at the Carleton Place Canoe Club on November 17 from …

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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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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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