Several national women’s groups collaborated on writing a letter to the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, as well as other government ministries. The letter highlights the importance of applying an intersectional feminist lens to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the emergency measures and to the recovery, and flagging concerns about the […]
Throughout Canada, people working at women’s shelters, sexual assault crisis centres, employment services, and other community programs are going above and beyond to support women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been linked to spikes in domestic violence reports and crisis calls in China, France, and the U.K. In Canada, service providers have also been sounding the alarm in recent weeks. Learn more about why gender-based violence is connected to the pandemic and what we can do about it.
Women’s leadership is playing a visible and powerful role in Canada’s response to COVID-19. This pandemic illustrates why we need to invest in diverse women’s leadership opportunities and empower girls to reach their potential.