Everyone has the right to live a life free from violence. But there are many Canadians across the country who continue to face violence every day simply because of their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. This is gender-based violence (GBV). This kind of violence can take many forms: cyber, physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, and economic. Neglect and harassment are also forms of GBV. Violence can have negative effects that span generations, and this often leads to cycles of violence and abuse within families and sometimes whole communities. GBV holds us all back.
Status of Women Canada has created a strategy to prevent and address gender-based violence which focuses on three main pillars: prevention, support for survivors and their families, and promotion of responsive legal and justice systems. If you or your organization has an idea for a project to address one of these three pillars, please consider applying for funding from the Status of Women Canada here.
As your Member of Parliament, I want to make sure your voice is heard. Please share with me your experiences, thoughts, and ideas regarding gender-based violence in the form below.