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Informing a National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

March 15, 2021

In January 2021, the Canadian government announced a commitment to develop a National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence. Leading up to the development of the Plan, WomanACT undertook consultations […]

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The financial literacy gender gap is a little more complex than we think

February 5, 2021

Finances play an important role in every person’s life. But despite advances made to women’s economic security in recent decades, women continue to face very different financial challenges than men. […]

Opinion

The Rapid Housing Initiative needs a gender equity perspective

September 23, 2020

In 2019, Canada committed to supporting the most vulnerable communities in accessing affordable and quality housing through the National Housing Strategy. The strategy identified women and children fleeing intimate partner […]

News

Staying in touch: Building better connections while social distancing

August 17, 2020

As my mom grasped the phone to check her app, the only thing on her mind was to check in on a friend that was miles away. Innovations in technology have made it so that my mother, and perhaps, many other women, now feel empowered by connections developed in virtual spaces during this novel time.

Opinion

Deputation to Planning and Housing Committee on the COVID-19 Interim Shelter Recovery Strategy

September 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the housing challenges and crisis that exists. Housing remains one of the top barriers faced by women experiencing violence and the services that support them. […]

News

A reflection on technology and wellness for women during the COVID-19 pandemic

July 21, 2020

Women and communities of gender diverse people have complicated relationships with social media. We always have. Social media is often a tool enabling violence online – used by perpetrators to […]

Opinion

New research project looking into technology and access to justice

November 14, 2019

WomanACT is excited to share that we have received funding from The Law Foundation of Ontario to undertake research to explore how women experiencing violence use technology to access legal […]

News

Creating a Gender Equity Strategy and Gender Equality Office at the City of Toronto

September 17, 2019

This week, WomanACT spoke to City Council about the critical importance of a city-wide Gender Equity Strategy and Gender Equality Office at the City of Toronto. While we commend the […]

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WomanACT teams up with Uber Canada to help tackle gender-based violence

June 27, 2019

WomanACT is proud to partner with Uber as part of Uber’s Driving Change initiative, a global commitment to support and partner with leading sexual assault and domestic violence organizations around the […]

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National Consultation underway on human rights-based approach to housing

May 3, 2018

In November 2017, the Canadian government launched the first ever National Housing Strategy in Canada. As a part of this strategy, the federal government made a commitment to working towards […]

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