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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Reproductive Coercion Strategies in Intimate and Family Contexts: Experiences of Those Who Have Endured Them

This Webinar focuses on reproductive coercion and is based on the findings of a doctoral thesis conducted within the Research Laboratory on Reproductive Health and Violence led by Sylvie Lévesque (UQAM).


Beneath the Red Umbrella: Comic Strips as Expressions of Solidarity with Sex Workers

Sex workers face stigma and discrimination that contributes to experiences of gender-based violence and produces barriers to support-seeking for survivors of gender-based violence. This Brief shares work utilizing comic strips to dismantle myths and share accurate knowledge about sex work. Comics are offered as an effective means to tell a story about what sex work is, who does it, why they might do it, and the harms of stigmatization and criminalization.


“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.


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


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