Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Canada: Climate Change and the Cultural Rights of Indigenous Peoples
This is a joint submission by Indigenous Climate Action and Union of BC Indian Chiefs to Karima Bennoune, United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, on various resource development projects within Indigenous territories which is forcing more land dispossession and threatening Indigenous cultural heritage.
Building the Table: Discussing Tensions of 2SLGBTQIA+ Structural Inclusion Within the GBV Sector
This report discusses how the dominance of a structural gender binary within the gender based violence (GBV) sector still impacts how 2SLGBTQIA+ or gender and sexual diverse people are included, treated, and recognized within the sector. Research, funding, legislation, and service delivery have also been impacted, and are reinforced by an archetype created to understand violence as a victim-perpetrator cisgender heteronormative experience.
Building Support Project: A community-based project on equitable access to housing services for immigrant and refugee women leaving violence
A community-based project on equitable access to housing services for immigrant and refugee women leaving violence.
Breaking the Cycle of Abuse and Closing the Housing Gap: Second Stage Shelters in Canada
This report lays out the importance of second stage shelters in breaking the cycle of abuse for survivors. Second stage shelters are an integral aspect of the continuum of supports for IPV survivors, providing them with the time and space to heal, plan for the future, and achieve independence and housing stability.
Blueprint for an Inquiry: Learning from the Failures of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry
The report makes a number of recommendations that focus on ways Commissioners of inquiry can facilitate the participation of marginalized groups. Out of the failures of the provincial Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, the hope of the authors is that a positive legacy can still be uncovered.
BC Gender Equality Report Card 2021/2022
The 2021/2022 Gender Equality Report Card assesses BC’s progress in advancing gender equality in economic security and access to healthcare.
The Road to Safety: Indigenous Survivors in BC Speak Out against Intimate Partner Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This report highlights the experiences of Indigenous survivors in B.C experiencing intimate partner violence during the pandemic. For Indigenous women and gender diverse people, the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating the pre-existing reality of gendered colonial violence, and survey findings show that Indigenous women and gender diverse people are experiencing an increase in the frequency and severity of intimate partner violence (IPV).
Reducing Stigma: Exploring the intersections between trauma, race and criminalization
This report draws on data that was gathered through interviews and surveys with racialized women who have lived experience of trauma and criminalization. It discusses how intimate partner violence can be a pathway into the criminal justice system for survivors.