Kanata martial arts academy fights violence against women by promoting self-defence skills
One in three women have been abused in their lifetime, according to the UN. This number typically increases in times of crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Period partners provide necessities, supplement provincial programming
Period product drives in Ottawa run by grassroots organizations such as Period Packs aim to supplement government programs.
Time to speak up: Advocates say women need to push loudly to battle bias in Canadian health care
Women share their experiences with gender bias in the Canadian healthcare system.
Beware of ‘pinkwashing’: Why a breast cancer awareness campaign leaves this survivor boiling mad
That cute little pink ribbon finds itself on countless products, from flowers, to chocolates, to household products. It floats around everywhere and sometimes I feel like I can’t escape it.
Netflix series Maid a rare example of media offerings that capture complexities of intimate partner violence, experts say
Experts say Netflix’s new limited series, Maid, captures complexities and offers new perspective on intimate partner violence in the media.
Self-defence classes and dog spray can create ‘false sense of security’ in vulnerable people, experts say
Self defence tools and classes can make women feel safer than they really are.
Sexual violence crisis at Western University raises concerns over campus culture across Canada
Following the news, concern over campus safety has soared. “It could have just as easily been my campus,” says student.
Cornerstone Housing for Women finds temporary relief after eviction from uOttawa
Cornerstone House for Women gets a temporary solution to their lack of a permanent space e for the people they serve.
Ottawa gets a women and gender equity strategy — now what?
More than two years in the making, the City of Ottawa’s women and gender equity strategy has passed. Now many are wondering what’s next?
Going off script: New book questions what it means to be a modern man
Experts have said this book has the potential to bring more men to the table to talk about harmful conceptions of masculinity — ideals that cause “toxic masculinity” and often result in violence, harassment and the subjugation of women.
On the frontlines: Under-represented women among hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions
COVID-19 has impacted many Canadians, women are among the hardest hit considering their representation in frontline work and being at home.
Giving shelter: Nisa Homes opens a haven for women escaping domestic abuse in Ottawa
Nisa Homes is a transitional Muslim women’s shelter for women facing violence, domestic abuse, poverty, or homelessness or seeking asylum. The charitable organization already has six homes across Canada – three in Ontario and three in B.C. and Alberta – making Ottawa the seventh site for Nisa’s services.