Learning Network

Mobilizing knowledge to end gender-based violence

The Learning Network (LN) is a valuable source of evidence-informed resources for individuals, service providers, and organizations working to end violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV).


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“Thinking Outside the Box”: Using Intersectionality to Understand and Contextualize Children’s Experiences of Violence

In this episode, Dr. Roberta Timothy discusses the historical origins of intersectionality rooted in Black activism and feminism, and how intersectionality can be used to make sense of diverse experiences and multiple systems of oppression faced by children and youth.


Survivor-Led in Practice: Supporting Intersectional Expertise and Leadership in the GBV Sector

These Forum recordings share ways to support survivor-led opportunities and collaboration that affirm intersectional principles of safety and healing. Leading examples of survivor-led initiatives across Canada were also highlighted.


Exit Pathways Out of Violence for Migrant or Racialized Women With Disabilities:Understanding to Better Support Survivors

The purpose of this Webinar was to present women with disabilities in all their diversity, to understand the issues at stake and power relations, and to initiate a discussion on possible sustainable measures to address violence against girls and women with disabilities.


Sexual Violence Against Black Women and Girls in a #MeToo Era

This Backgrounder provides an overview of the reality of sexual violence against African Canadian and/or Black women and girls, identifies barriers to sexual violence disclosure and reporting, and shares avenues for intervention and reflection to better support survivors.


Trauma-Informed Support for Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a form of gender-based violence and is a human rights violation. It is a global concern and impacts survivors in Canada. Service providers can better support survivors through trauma-informed care. Find strategies in this infographic developed in collaboration with Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre


Addressing Sexual Violence and Promoting the Sexual Rights of Women Labelled with Intellectual Disabilities

This Issue explores sexual violence faced by women labelled with intellectual disabilities through an intersectional, strengths-based approach. It centers the importance of removing structural barriers to supports, justice, and sexual freedom.


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