Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women Increased During Pandemic

It has been widely reported that the pandemic has resulted in increased intimate partner violence. Many women, including those living in YWCA Metro...

Accessing Justice as a Survivor of Intimate Partner Violence, During a Global Pandemic

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week takes place across Canada from May 24 to 30, 2020. The annual awareness week shines a light on issues faced by...

Canada’s First Second-Stage Transition House Turns 40 – Mira’s Story

This year marks the 40th anniversary of YWCA Munroe House, Canada’s first second-stage transition house. While “it’s complicated to ‘celebrate’ four...

How to Show Support, Stand in Solidarity this December 6th

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6, 2019 marks 30 years since 14 women were murdered at L’Ecole...

Nine Indigenous and Community Leaders Share Why We Need to Take Action on MMIWG

In our previous Week Without Violence blog post , we talked about the complex issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls, and how...

MMIWG - From Truth to Action

Each year during the third week of October, people in more than 90 countries around the world mark YWCA Week Without Violence, a week-long series of...

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

“If I had known, I never would have reported.” This statement is all too familiar to people who work with survivors of domestic and intimate partner...

Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault, in Their Own Words

Shame. Denial. Concerns about being blamed or disbelieved. Fear that disclosing sexual assault will cause more harm than benefit. There are so many...

Why is it so Hard to Talk about Toxic Masculinity? Ten Men Share Their Thoughts.

At the YWCA, we believe gender equality can only be achieved when women and men work together to create a more just and equitable society for...

16 Days of Activism: What You Can Do to End Gender-Based Violence

Every day in Canada, women experience violence simply because they are women. The relationship between gender and violence is complex, yet evidence...

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