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.
OUTSaskatoon recognizes the need for change in service provision and is embarking on a brave new path to address the violence 2SLGBTQ communities experience. The Gender-Based Violence Project will work 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.
Star Phoenix News Article: OUTSaskatoon Receives $1.1 Million for Programs Addressing Gender-Based Violence
Unsure what gender based violence (GBV) is? Wanting to learn more about the different forms of GBV, how to spot it, and strategies on how you can help? Check out this video created by the city of Edmonton to find out more.
Content Warning: the video will discuss physical, sexual, emotional, and financial violence
Link to video: What is Gender-Based Violence?
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Wanting more information on the project: OUTSaskatoon Gender-Based Violence Project Overview