Gender Based Violence Project

Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence directed towards a person because of their gender/gender expression, and may involve physical, emotional, sexual, or financial violence. Anyone can experience GBV, but research has found that 2SLGBTQ people experience higher rates than heterosexual/cisgender people. Additionally, queer individuals often face increased barriers when accessing affirming, competent support services due to a lack of knowledge and understanding from service providers.

With the support of two federal departments and the University of Saskatchewan, we are embarking on a five-year initiative to provide trauma and survivor-informed, feminist, intersectional, and anti-oppressive support services to 2SLGBTQ people. Our Gender-Based Violence Project works closely with support service providers, educators, justice, and healthcare providers, as well as community members with lived experience, to address these barriers and find solutions to move forward together.

GBV Resources

GBV Project Infographics

Check out our new infographic series on what GBV is to how to create lasting change within your organization.

GBV 101 Video

Check out a video made by the City of Edmonton explaining what gender based violence is and how it impacts people.

GBV Example Video

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) asked Trans and Queer people to talk about their experiences accessing health care, many of whom experienced gender based violence