Category: Violence against women
In a grade twelve writer’s craft class, I wrote the story of my experience of sexual violence. Looking back at it now, I can see that I was filled with so much animosity towards my loved ones. But after taking a year off school and attending therapy, I’ve been working on healing from one of my greatest traumas.
In a recent Facebook Live discussion, we addressed these intertwined journeys and our commitment to recognizing systemic racism as a key barrier to achieving gender equality for all women.
We’ve compiled a list of resources that may be especially helpful to non-Indigenous folks when it comes to challenging racism against First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people and communities.
There are many indications that gender-based violence has risen since the pandemic began, and it’s not just physical abuse. Something like gaslighting may not leave visible bruises but it can be a common form of emotional abuse to be aware of, particularly as pandemic isolation measures continue.