Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
We know that gender-based violence is a problem, and we want to support survivors in our lives, but there’s a lot of stigma and silence around gender-based violence in our society: too many people who experience abuse are shamed, silenced, and stigmatized, and too many people don’t feel confident and competent in supporting them. This is a podcast featuring interviews with survivors and experts, we’ll explore how everyday people can better support survivors of gender-based violence.
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.
Between 2011 and 2021, police reported 1,125 gender-related homicides of women and girls in Canada. Of these homicides, two-thirds (66%) were perpetrated by an intimate partner, 28% a family member, 5% a friend or acquaintance and the remaining 1% a stranger. While the rate of gender-related homicide of women and girls has generally declined since 2001, there was a 14% increase between 2020 and 2021, marking the highest rate recorded since 2017.
Despite the great risk for intimate partner violence for Indigenous women, only three unfunded second-stage shelters for more than 600 First Nation reserves exist in Canada to provide First Nation women and their children a safe home. This article documents the need for safe, nurturing, and culturally appropriate second-stage shelters for Indigenous women and their families to heal and rebuild, and to stop the genocide of Indigenous Peoples by supporting cultural, economic, health, and social development
Where is Cleo? Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970’s and adopted in the U.S., the young Cree girl’s family believes she was raped and murdered while hitchhiking back home to Saskatchewan. CBC news investigative reporter Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo.
This is a submission by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs to the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples detailing the militarization of Indigenous land and criminalization of Indigenous land defenders in B.C. The submission emphasizes how government and industry must meaningfully recognize and respect the right of Indigenous Peoples to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) regarding the approval of any project affecting their lands or territories.