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 with violence against women. This campaign is a renewed call from the...

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 those experiencing violence to seek help – especially given the...

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 effects of COVID-19 and government responses to the outbreak. The project is...

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 address the issue of human trafficking and to streamline supports for...

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 Canada. The organization focuses on litigation, law reform, and public...

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 events that promote diverse approaches to eliminating gender-based...