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What is Gender-Based Violence?

What is Gender-Based Violence?

What is gender-based violence? Isn't it the same as domestic violence? Often people think gender-based violence is the same as violence against women or intimate partner violence - but this is not accurate. Gender-based violence is a phenomenon deeply rooted in gender...

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MentorAction Member Bio – John Barron

MentorAction Member Bio – John Barron

Each month we do a MentorAction Member Bio. This month we would like to introduce John Barron. "Hello, my name is John Barron, and I am a Detective in the Domestic Violence Unit with the Hamilton Police Service. I became part of MentorAction because of my role within...

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Father’s Day – What it is meant to be…

Father’s Day – What it is meant to be…

Father’s Day always sparks nostalgic notions of paternalism and fatherhood without really addressing what Father's Day is meant to be about. I do not believe fatherhood is about one day of the year. Instead, it is a way of being, a lifestyle and a meaningful...

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End Gender-Based Violence – Men as Allies

End Gender-Based Violence – Men as Allies

Men are important contributors as allies to the movement to end gender-based violence.  For men, allyship gets entangled with the fact that men benefit from their privilege as men relative to women.  And, men have been raised in a society that bakes-in certain...

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