Violence Against Women

Project Willow

‘Project Willow’ outlines the reality of gender-based violence against women experiencing homelessness

A recent report co-authored by YW Kitchener-Waterloo (YWKW), the longest-serving and largest social services organization for women and youth in the region, Coalition of Muslim Women, and Community Justice Initiatives, is part of Project Willow, a study depicting violence against women in the Waterloo Region. The study highlights the fact that 92 per cent of …

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How can men help prevent violence against women?

Content warning: this blog post discusses gender-based violence and oppression. Everyone has a role to play in ending violence against women, including men. Violence against women (“VAW”) is a type of gender-based violence, (“GBV”), an umbrella term for the types of abuse that women, girls, and Two-Spirit, transgender and non-binary people are at higher risk …

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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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