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.
This report presents the findings from a literature review, focus group, and interviews on what we know about the scale and scope of GBV impacting 2SLGBTQ+ communities, looking at the experiences of queer and trans Black, Indigenous and people of colour, refugees and newcomers, trans+ people, queer women, youth, sex workers, and people living rurally or remotely. This report then turns to existing violence prevention programs and points to the gaps and needs.
This report sheds light on the realities of Indigenous girls, two-spirit, and gender diverse youth. It explores the impact of the pandemic on Indigenous youth and gender-based violence, and shares recommendations for how to better serve First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth moving forward.
This is a submission to B.C’s Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act highlighting state failures to protect girls and young women from violence as the root cause of girls’ homelessness, institutionalization and criminalization. This submission calls for the decriminalization of teen girls entirely, operating from the knowledge that their involvement in the criminal justice system is rooted in their efforts to protect themselves.
This report argues for the development of a holistic, intersectional leadership development conduit, combined with systemic reforms in governance models, as necessary for developing the conditions for meaningful civic participation and leadership of women, transgender, and Two-Spirit people.