People take part in a demonstration to highlight violence against women in Montréal in April 2021.
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The Teaching About Gender-Based Violence Toolkit offers lesson plans and other teaching materials, and is designed to meet Grades 8-12 Ontario curriculum expectations.
Fishermen and fisherwomen at a market in Kediri, East Java.
Sea-level rises and storm surges don’t discriminate, but societal structures do.
Five people — including three children and a shooter — were found dead in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., after shootings at two homes.
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A mass shooting in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. has been classified as a case of intimate partner violence.
Married couple Woppa Diallo and Mame Bougouma Diene won for their powerful short story A Soul of Small Places.
Sporting bodies and governments need to better understand the issue of widespread abuse in Canadian sports and develop new approaches to tackling the problem.
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A trauma- and violence-informed approach calls for participants, coaches, managers and organizations to understand the effects of systemic, structural and interpersonal violence.
Social media sites have given many the potential to reach millions of people instantly. With that reach, the risks and impacts of defamation can be far greater.
Social media groups have emerged designed to protect women from bad dating experiences. Those who use them could be liable to being sued for defamation.
How post-secondary institutions react after a sexual assault incident can impact campus safety.
A new community risk assessment tool allows post-secondary institutions to make evidence-based decisions about their policies and procedures.
According to the courts, what’s considered harassment in white-collar environments may not be in blue-collar workplaces.
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While women in poverty are more likely to experience sexual harassment and domestic abuse than higher-income women, people assume it is less distressing for them.
Evidence suggests gender-based violence increases during disasters and in the years that follow.
Research shows gender-based violence increases in the aftermath of disasters. Governments must incorporate ways of addressing it into their disaster response plans.
Sexual and gender-based violence can seem like an insurmountable problem, but interdisciplinary thinking encourages creative approaches to social change. Queen’s University students in Kingston, Ont., protest sexual assault on campuses in September 2021.
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Faculty and university staff are embedding training to prevent gender-based and sexual violence into curricular goals of both arts and STEM classes.
Our research with 124 Australian hospitality staff found women bar workers were routinely seen as ‘better suited’ to manage the threat of violence - which is both risky and exploitative.
In her artwork for the project, Christina Leputla depicted victims of domestic violence fleeing their attacker.
Pain in a thousand stitches; depicting a society where women live in constant fear of being attacked.
Political tribalism has severely hampered genuine action on climate change and developing more environmentally just practices and standards.
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Dealing with climate change requires us to address not just our carbon emissions but also the disconnection with ourselves and our planet which fuels ecological destruction.
Police tape on a door following a stabbing at the University of Waterloo on June 28,. Waterloo Regional Police said three victims were stabbed inside the university’s Hagey Hall, and the suspected attacker was arrested.
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The stabbings at the University of Waterloo remind us that violence for daring to stand in a classroom and speak is still ever-present.
While it’s tempting to focus on what people can do to ‘stay safe’ or respond effectively to harassers, this is ultimately the wrong question to ask and puts responsibility victims.
Activists protest outside the Ugandan Embassy in Washington DC on April 25, 2023.
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The Ugandan law is one of a spate of laws across Africa that are said to protect the heterosexual African family.
In focussing on individual “deviancy”, we fail to make the connection between misogyny and wider social problems, like pornography.
Fetching water is a chore, but some women also said it was a welcome opportunity to be in nature.
Experiencing nature helps people in times of joy and pain. However, inequity of access to green spaces means that South Africans cannot enjoy nature when they need to.
Church Wedding in the Eastern Cape, 1920.
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Before colonialism black South Africans viewed sex and morality very differently than today.
Students organize a walkout to protest sexual violence on campuses and to support survivors of sexual assault, in Kingston, Ont., at Queen’s University, in September 2021.
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A national framework to address and prevent sexual and gender-based violence at post-secondary institutions includes a tool to guide responses to victims, alleged perpetrators and the community.