#MeToo and #TimesUp Movement

#MeToo and #TimesUp are national movements to activate change on sexual violence. Facilitated by hashtags, women around the world began to share stories online about sexual assault and ... read more


#PastDue is a campaign by YWCA to take decisive and comprehensive action for increased support during the COVID-19 pandemic for women and girls experiencing gender-based violence. Also known as ... read more

16 Days of Activism 

16 Days of Activism is a worldwide call for the elimination of gender-based violence. This global campaign runs annually from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to ... read more

Black Lives Matter  

Black Lives Matter is an international organization and movement fighting police and State violence and anti-Black racism. This includes action against anti-Blackness in the gender-based violence read more

Gender and COVID-19

This working group is made up of academic from public health, international relations, public policy, and development economics who focus on better understanding and addressing the gendered ... read more

LEAF National – Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund

LEAF is a national charitable organization that works towards ensuring the law guarantees substantive equality for all women and envisions the realization of substantive equality for all women in read more

National Act Plan on Gender-Based Violence

The United Nations has called on all countries to have a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women (VAW) by 2015. Currently, Canada has no comprehensive national plan or strategy to deal ... read more

Pandemic Meets Pandemic

The conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic were ones that were widely recognized by advocates as likely to increase the risk of violence while at the same time making it more difficult for ... read more

Thunder Bay Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition

The Thunder Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking is a cross-sectoral partnership of law enforcement, health, education and social service providers. The Coalition works collaboratively to ... read more

White Ribbon Campaign 

Through education, awareness-raising, outreach, technical assistance, capacity building and partnerships, White Ribbon's programming challenges negative, outdated concepts of manhood and inspires read more

YWCA Week Without Violence 

This campaign takes place the third week of October and is an annual week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world. YWCA Canada supports ... read more

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