Learning Network

Mobilizing knowledge to end gender-based violence

The Learning Network is a knowledge mobilization initiative that bridges the gap between current gender-based violence (GBV) research, practice-based knowledge, and lived experience to enhance the capacity of the GBV sector and movement (e.g., legal help, shelter support, advocacy, education, sexual assault counselling). This knowledge is essential to preventing violence across diverse communities, supporting survivors and allies, and promoting gender equity.                            

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Episode 6: "We Need the Space to Exist" : Supporting and Empowering Black Youth Survivors of GBV

In this podcast episode, Shenikqwa Phillip discusses the need to create healthier and safer spaces for Black children and youth survivors of gender-based violence. 


Navigating trauma-informed embodiment practices with survivors and those supporting survivors of gender-based violence

In this session, speakers discuss the connection of trauma and the body, and the ways in which somatic/embodiment practices can be integrated into the everyday work of supporting survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).


Taking Back Power: Annie Faces an NDA

This comic series details Annie’s experiences with her employer after she reported sexual harassment, including being asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

This comic was made in partnership with Can't Buy My Silence.


#MaybeNextTime: There Shouldn’t be a Next Time

This presentation explores five essential approaches and best practices for supporting Black women and girls during the disclosure of sexual violence. Additionally, it outlines strategies for designing and delivering responsive services that prioritize their needs and well-being, aiming to shift away from practices that inadvertently re-victimize them. These approaches are crucial for fostering environments where Black women and girls can have equitable access to justice.


The Journey to Ottawa: Understanding and Transforming Publication Ban Law

This event recording provides you with a more comprehensive understanding of the law on publication bans, and leaves you feeling equipped to advocate for legislative change and support progress to improve the way that publication bans are used in the criminal legal system.


International Students and Emotional Abuse: Campuses Must Offer Support!

This infographic shares some of the ways international students experience emotional abuse, barriers to accessing help, and how postsecondary campuses can take proactive steps to offer supports. 

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All our resources are open-access and can be shared (e.g., linked, downloaded and sent) or cited with credit. If you would like to adapt and/or edit, translate, or embed/upload our content on your website/training materials (e.g., Webinar video), please email us at gbvln@uwo.ca so that we can work together to do so.