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This webpage is a centralized hub for resources related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) from organizations across British Columbia, as well as key national and international research. We will continue to update this webpage as further resources become available.
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A global analysis of violence against women defenders in environmental conflicts


Women environmental defenders face retaliation for mobilizing against extractive and polluting projects, which perpetrate violence against Indigenous, minority, poor and rural communities. The issue matters because it highlights the gendered nature of extractive violence and the urgent need to address the systemic patterns of violence that affect women defenders, who are often overlooked and underreported. Here we analyse violence against women defenders in environmental conflicts around the world.

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Domestic Homicide, Gender-Related Homicide, and Femicide: Making Sense of the Terms


This Backgrounder explores the terms domestic homicide, gender-related homicide, and femicide to strengthen understanding and promote prevention of these killings. Rather than competing, these terms are valuable for different reasons and serve to capture diverse phenomenon. They also share a common goal: to call attention to gender-based violence (GBV) and advocate for action to end GBV.

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Promising Practices for Agencies to Engage Older Women


It can be difficult for older women to connect and find appropriate services and supports for their needs. This is because most services lack an understanding of older survivors’ needs and how to effectively support them. This infographic recommends strategies for agencies across sectors to build age-friendly and inclusive supports and services for older women experiencing violence

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Systemic Inequities and Interjurisdictional Issues in Human Trafficking and MMIWG2S+


A significant factor in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit and Gender-Diverse People (MMIWG2S+) genocide is the rate at which Indigenous Women, Girls, TwoSpirit, Transgender, and Gender-Diverse People experience human trafficking and sexual exploitation. This toolkit speaks to the continued journey toward Truth and Reconciliation and the need for additional support for those who are survivors of the MMIWG2S+ genocide.

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The Care I Want: An Illustrated Guide to Navigating Healthcare


2S/LGBTQ+ people have unique needs when it comes to sexual and reproductive health. But, accessing related health services isn’t always easy. Receiving appropriate sexual and reproductive health care can mean coming out, risking stigma or discrimination, or dealing with health service providers who aren’t educated on queer issues. The Care I Want offers tips and advice to get the most out from these health services.

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Relationships and Technology: Sexting


This is the second of two reports in the Young Canadians in a Wireless World focusing on relationships and technology. The reports detail young Canadians’ experiences in the context of interpersonal relationships and situate these findings with discussions of building trust, support, and collective resilience. This report also highlights complex intersections between the sending, receiving, and forwarding behaviours that comprise sexting.

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