Week Without Violence

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...

YWCA Transitional Housing Helps Women Live Free from Violence

For women leaving abuse, having a safe place to go is vital. Otherwise, many women often become trapped in abusive relationships or face homelessness...

Week without Violence: We can do better

We understand that trauma is an ongoing condition for many women who have experienced abuse. We at the YWCA would like to caution you when clinking...

Living in limbo: we can end hardships for Mothers without Legal Status

At the YWCA, decades of experience have shown us that when we meet the needs of women on the margins, all women benefit. It’s why we continue with...

YWCA Week without Violence: 20 years of fighting violence against women

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of YWCA Week Without Violence in what has been a watershed year for the topic. The sexual assault cases of Jian...

Ways you can combat cyberviolence

Cyberviolence happens in Canada and around the world. According to the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women , "Girls and young women '...

Cyberviolence: When abuse continues online

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I grew up reciting this nursery rhyme and believing its message, but now that I’m...

Staying Safe after Leaving

Myth: It will get better if you leave him Reality: It’s not that easy. For many women, the violence escalates after leaving Abuse is about power and...

Economic independence and security

In our last blog, we talked about the importance of finding support for women leaving an abusive partner and the multiple barriers they face in...

Obstacles, roadblocks and detours

Many women who experience violence from an intimate partner will agree with Beverly Gooden that leaving him is a process, not an event. And sometimes...

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