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A staff member carries bedding to a suite at Toronto’s Interval House, an emergency shelter for women in abusive situations, in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Workers supporting survivors of gender-based violence are demanding change

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that shelters helping survivors of domestic violence are essential. Retention and recruitment issues in the gender-based violence sector require systemic solutions.
As home secretary, Priti Patel explained the UK government’s reservations over certain provisions in the Istanbul convention. PA Images | Alamy

What the UK ratifying the Istanbul convention on gendered violence means for women and girls

The Istanbul convention aims to tackle violence, including domestic abuse, rape, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Some states are wavering in their commitment to its provisions.
Ongoing conflicts in many countries mean that women will continue to seek protection in South Africa. Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Women refugees fleeing violence seek safety in South Africa: but they don’t find it

The continuing precarity and vulnerability to violence has long term consequences for these women’s health and well-being.
Nepalese girls rest for observation after receiving the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

War, peace and security: The pandemic’s impact on women and girls in Nepal and Sri Lanka

The impacts of COVID-19 must be incorporated into women, peace and security planning in order to improve the lives of women and girls in postwar countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Loss of formal employment in the mining industry and drought conditions in neighbouring countries are some of the factors that drive illegal mining. The Washington Post via Getty Images

Artisanal gold mining in South Africa is out of control. Mistakes that got it here

Artisanal gold mining is highly organised and rule-bound. Men, women and even children participate a hierarchy sustained by a web of buyers, sponsors and customers.
A recent inquest examined the deaths of Carol Culleton, Nathalie Warmerdam and Anastasia Kuzyk, and focused on the dynamics of gender-based violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s shadow pandemic: Femicide

A recent jury examining murders of women urged the federal government to add the term femicide and its definition to the Criminal Code.
A miner is silhouetted as he passes through a doorway in a mine shaft 100 feet below the surface at the Giant Mine near Yellowknife, N.W.T. in July, 2003. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Diamond mines are not a girl’s best friend — Podcast

In today’s episode, we hear from two women who talk about how diamond mines in the Northwest Territories have negatively impacted women and girls and perpetuated gender violence.

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