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Moving Our Words... Into Action

Moving Our Words... Into Action

Moving our words into action – means you take intentional steps to end gender-based violence. Being an ally must mean more than silence – being an ally must produce action. The questions is…. how much action? The answer is… that depends on you. There are countless ways you can be an ally and end-gender based […]

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Why Doesn't She Just Leave? Let's Reframe that...

Why Doesn't She Just Leave? Let's Reframe that...

Part of my work includes training and raising awareness to end gender-based violence. Without fail, at some point during a training, I am always asked the question: “Why doesn’t she just leave?” The question seems so simple… so innocent… yet, it yields a glimpse into victim-blaming. Somehow, it becomes the survivor’s responsibility to end gender-based […]

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Meet a Member from MentorAction

Meet a Member from MentorAction

Each month, we introduce a member from MentorAction’s steering group. MentorAction is a program of Interval House of Hamilton and is located within the City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. MentorAction engages youth and men who are committed to eradicating gender-based violence and through education, mentorship and community participation challenge existing norms that sustain or perpetuate […]

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MentorAction Joins the North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN)

MentorAction Joins the North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN)

In 2020, MentorAction became a member of the North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN)  Beginning January 2021, Sue Taylor (Co-Chair of MentorAction) will serve on NAMEN’s Board. NAMEN is a network of organizations and individuals from Canada and the United States with the shared vision of achieving gender equality, ending gender-based violence and promoting the health […]

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Steps to Safety at Interval House of Hamilton

Steps to Safety at Interval House of Hamilton

Interval House of Hamilton is raising money through their Steps to Safety campaign with the hopes of replacing the shelter’s front walkway. Over the years, thousands of women and children fleeing abuse and violence have walked through the doors of Interval House of Hamilton seeking safety and support. Fundraising dollars are being directed to replace […]

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Canada's Femicide List

Canada's Femicide List

Each New Year’s Day brings hopes of fresh beginnings and new memories. Traditionally January 1 is the “reset” date for many things… including the collection of various data. The Canadian Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) will begin to collect new data for their annual femicide list. According to their webpage femicide is defined, “as […]

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