Communicating Equality

Preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) remains one of the biggest issues of our time.

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Why VAWG Continues to Matter

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One woman or girl is murdered every 48 hours in Canada. [1]

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79% of adults who experienced intimate partner violence in 2019 were women. [2]

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43% of Indigenous women have been sexually assaulted at least once. [3]

We are addressing violence against women in Canada by:

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Strengthening Violence Prevention

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Engaging Men and Boys

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Creating Gender Transformative Messaging

If not now, when?

Building a pan-Canadian approach

We are drawing on a long partnership with Our Watch, Australia’s national leader in gender transformative primary prevention of violence against women. Together, we are adapting and creating a Canadian approach by engaging with communicators, journalists, violence prevention organizations, and men’s groups. We are creating materials, manuals and messages that communicate gender transformative principles into primary prevention of violence against women and girls.

Latest Updates

Preventing Violence Communicating Equality Toolkit

Gender transformative primary prevention of VAWG in specific contexts

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Gender Transformative Messaging Communicating Equality Toolkit

Gender transformative media reporting for primary prevention of VAWG

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Engaging Men and Boys Communicating Equality Toolkit

Discussion guides on gender transformative prevention messaging

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Preventing Violence Policy and framework

Mass Casualty Commission: Final Report

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Gender Transformative Messaging Campaign

The Line

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Gender Transformative Messaging Campaign

One Man Can (OMC)

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