Violence Against Women

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 and Beyond: 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...

We #BelieveHer, but We Need More Than Retweets to Change Culture

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

Tips for employers to address sexual harassment

At a time where women are speaking out about their experiences of workplace sexual harassment, employers have the opportunity to take responsibility...

We need to Listen to Survivors

According to Statistics Canada, half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16...

Survivors of Violence Take Control of Their Careers

Overcoming trauma can be a long and complicated journey, but it’s not one you have to take on your own. Violence, abuse and bullying can impact a...