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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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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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Federal Parties Need to Address Violence Against Women

92. That’s the staggering number of femicides—that we know of—reported in this country by the Canadian Femicide Observatory between January and June 2021;the equivalent of one femicide every two days. The majority (52%) were committed by an intimate partner (37%) or family member (15%). Of note, Indigenous women continue to be overrepresented in total numbers, making …

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We Need To Talk About Canada Day

*Trigger Warning: This article contains information regarding the treatment of Indigenous peoples in residential schools and mentions information regarding sexual assault* Land Acknowledgement Before reading this article, it is important to take some time to acknowledge the land on which we live on. This article is written on land which is the traditional, unceded, unsurrendered …

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