Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
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.
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.
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.
Although trans and non-binary sex workers may be particularly impacted by criminalization, data on the specific experiences of trans and non-binary sex workers have been lacking. To fill this gap, we researchers used data from the Trans PULSE Canada survey to describe participants’ experiences with police. Indigenous and racialized sex workers had the most negative police experiences and expectations.
Trans and non-binary sex workers face large inequities in accessing justice, which are exacerbated for transfeminine, Indigenous, racialized, and street-based workers. In the context of renewed debate about Canada’s “end demand” sex work laws, this study takes an intersectional approach to characterize experiences with the criminal legal system and perceived access to justice among transgender (trans) and nonbinary sex workers in Canada.
Two-Spirit, trans, and non-binary peoplee face specific barriers due to the structural, binary nature of most transitional and emergency housing and supports in Canada. To better understand these structural housing barriers and identify solutions for removing them, this report provides some new disaggregated data to fill the gap of information on housing barriers and homelessness experiences among Two-Spirit, trans, and non-binary adults in Canada.
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