About Analysis to Action on Gender-Based Violence Project  

The Analysis to Action on Gender-Based Violence (AAGBV) Project is a four-year capacity building project that aims to enhance the systemic advocacy work being done in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas to improve the status of all women. Through partnerships with local women’s organizations and advocates, the AAGBV Project is developing a collaborative advocacy strategy on gender-based violence (GBV). 

The AAGBV Project has the following objectives: 

  • Increase the capacity of women’s organizations and advocates for systemic advocacy on gender-based violence 
  • Reframe gender-based violence policy reform using intersectional frameworks such as anti-racism, anti-oppression, trauma-informed and gender-based analysis frameworks and the principles of Reconciliation 
  • Create accountability measures to develop public awareness and analysis of northwestern Ontario jurisprudence on gender-based violence
  • Build the capacity of the Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre and other local women’s advocates to act as experts and trainers on gender-based violence analysis and frameworks 

AAGBV’s advocacy strategy includes connecting with broader campaigns and efforts, the creation of an online platform and communication network, the analysis of legal system outcomes through this network and the establishment of an annual “Think Tank” for local women’s advocates. Another facet of the AAGBV Project is to assess the need for and provide training for local women’s organization and advocates – situating them to act as expert witnesses and deliver training (anti-racism, anti-oppression, trauma-informed and gender-based analysis frameworks and the principles of Reconciliation) for system players. 

For more information on the AAGBV Project, please contact [email protected]. 

The AAGBV Project is run by the Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre (NWOWC) out of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The AAGBV Project would not be possible without funding through Women and Gender Equality Canada’s Women’s Program. 

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