Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Queering Gender-Based Violence Prevention & Response in Canada
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.
Punished By Design: The Criminalization of Trans & Queer Incarcerated Survivors
This report details how queer, trans, and gender nonconforming people are both disproportionately impacted by the criminal legal system and significantly more likely to be survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.
Resetting Normal Report 5: The Impacts of COVID-19 on First Nations, Metis and Inuit Youth
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.
Report: Intersections between Safety and Employment amongst Racialized Women in Toronto
For racialized women with experiences of intimate partner violence, economic security and employment can be compounded by structural barriers and racism. WomanACT consulted organizations that serve survivors of intimate partner violence and organizations that specialize in employment services for women on the barriers faced by racialized survivors.
Another Year: Anti-Asian Racism Across Canada Two Years Into the COVID-19 Pandemic
This report details the rise in anti-Asian racism across Canada. The report uses data from website platforms hosted by the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter and Project 1907 which collected self-reported and witness-reported incidents of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia in Canada during the pandemic.
Report – A People’s Tribunal: Every Woman’s Right to Speak Free from Online Hate
Women of diverse backgrounds highlight the online abuse they experience, the broader implications it has had on their lives, and their strategies and resilience in dealing with malicious intrusions and threats.
#CallItFemicide 2021 Report
The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) has released data for 2021, showing that 173 women and girls were violently killed in Canada last year.
Implementation of the Right to Housing For Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse People in Canada
The purpose of this report is to inform the Federal Housing Advocate on key housing challenges and housing rights violations experienced by women, girls, and gender diverse people in Canada. There is a severe lack of affordable and appropriate housing that meets the needs of diverse women and women-led families, exacerbated by systemic issues that keep many trapped in poverty and struggling to obtain housing assistance.