Social Change

Why a Feminist Economic Recovery Plan is Essential to Advancing Gender Equality

Women, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people have been at the forefront of Canada’s pandemic response and women need to be centered in Canada’s...

Dating Safe: How to Safely Intervene if you Witness Violence

“As few as 8% of adolescents who experience dating violence reach out to parents, teachers, health care practitioners, or other adults who can help...

Dating Safe: Intoxication Culture and How it Impacts Relationships

“44% of youth surveyed in BC indicated that they had drank heavily in the last month.” [1] Intoxication culture permeates through media, schools,...

Dating Safe: Understanding Dating Violence

“More than 11 million Canadians have been physically or sexually assaulted since the age of 15.” [1] Dating violence is a widespread issue in Canada...

Dating Safe: Social Media And Dating

According to the United Nations, 75% of women have experienced cyber violence online. [1] LGBTQ2S youth experience cyber-violence three times as much...

Dating Safe: Building Consent Culture in Your Relationships

The most common types of unwanted sexual behavior experienced by women in public are unwanted sexual attention (25%), unwanted physical contact (17...

YWCA CEO Deb Bryant Calls on Government to Commit to a Feminist Recovery

This July, YWCA Metro Vancouver CEO, Deb Bryant, was consulted as part of the BC government’s Framing the Future discussion, and submitted a letter...

COVID-19 Recovery: An Action Plan From Feminist Leaders Across Metro Vancouver

On May 14, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, YWCA Metro Vancouver convened a conversation with a group of women leaders from our region...

Dating Safe: Communication Skills are Key to Developing Healthy Relationships

“In a healthy relationship, communication is key. When you communicate effectively, you understand your partner better and make your relationship...

Dating Safe: How Gender Stereotypes Can Impact Our Relationships

“Wrongful gender stereotyping is a frequent cause of discrimination against women and a contributing factor in violations of a vast array of rights...

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