“The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that runs annually from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (World Human Rights Day). The 16 Days are an opportunity to unite with partners around the world and reflect on what we can each do in our own communities and in our own lives to eliminate the disproportionate violence faced by women, girls and LGBTQ2 individuals.” #ouractionsmatter

Since April 2019, our YMCA has partnered with organizations from the anti-violence and settlement sectors to develop a national strategy to address gender-based violence (GBV).

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against women, our partners would like to announce the launch of our project website: https://www.ngbv.ca/

Join us to find out more about the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Settlement Sector Strategy partnership. Service Providers who engage with diverse communities or offer settlement support to newcomers are often the first point of contact, so it is essential to have culturally responsive knowledge and skills to be able to effectively support clients. GBV affects everyone. It crosses all socio-economic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, cultures, abilities sexual orientations, gender identities and occupations. We all have a role to play in ending and addressing GBV.