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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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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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Shelter Movers Greater Toronto Launches in Peel Region

On November 18, Shelter Movers Greater Toronto celebrated their extension into Peel Region with a community launch event. Shelter Movers staff, volunteers, and community gathered at the BraeBen Golf Course in Missisauga to acknowledge the work that has gone into the recent expansion of the Shelter Movers Greater Toronto chapter. Regional councillors, local MPs and …

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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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The Impact of the Pandemic on Healthy Relationships for Youth

When young people across the country return to in-person schooling this fall, they will be going back to more than the classroom. The re-introduction of in-person peer relationships is causing concern for some parents, who are worried about healthy relationship skills their kids may be lacking. The results from a national poll conducted by the …

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