Facebook Lives

This collection of Learning Network resources is designed to synthesize and disseminate knowledge on topics related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV). These resources provide foundational GBV knowledge including commonly used language, important gaps and emerging issues, recent research, and important educational tools and resources.

All original materials produced by the Learning Network are open-access and can be re-used and re-distributed as long as there is proper recognition of the author and/or Learning Network.

Our Facebook Lives offer tips and information in a short format (15 minutes). Watch the day of or view the recording here.

Moose Hide Campaign Talks Indigenous Masculinity! (2022)

Gain insight on Indigenous Masculinities with 5 actionable tools to get you mobilized within your family, community, and across Turtle Island! This session explores the intersectional nature of Indigenous masculinity. Building healthier masculinities is a important step in standing up against violence towards women and children.

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5 Tips to Support Inclusion of 2SLGBTQI+ Seniors (2022)

Presented by: leZlie lee kam

This Facebook Live will focus on promoting inclusion of 2SLGBTQI+ seniors in the gender-based violence sector and allied sectors. It will discuss the 2SLGBTQI+ Tool Kit: Leading & Learning with Pride by the City of Toronto.

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5 Lessons Learned to Better Support Queer and Trans Women in Canada (2021)

Presented by: Tatiana Ferguson 

In this Facebook Live, Tatiana reflects on how the gender-based violence sector can embrace change and adapt to new realities to be more inclusive of Queer and Trans women in Canada.

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Responding to Nonconsensual Intimate Image Distribution in Canada (2021)

Presented by: Dr. Alexa Dodge

Nonconsensual intimate image distribution is a criminal offence in Canada. While some have treated criminalization of this act as proof that this issue is now adequately addressed, many victims of this act are looking for more expedient and informal options for responding to this harm. In this presentation, Dr. Alexa Dodge will discuss some of the options and opportunities for responding to nonconsensual intimate image distribution outside of the criminal law.

Biography: Dr. Alexa Dodge is the Hill Postdoctoral Fellow in Law, Justice, & Society at Dalhousie University. Her current project is a review of Nova Scotia’s CyberScan unit and other non-criminal responses to cyberbullying and nonconsensual intimate image distribution. She has published on topics such as: the digital distribution of images of sexual violence, police responses to nonconsensual intimate image distribution among youth, and sex positive/negative judicial responses to cases of nonconsensual intimate image distribution.

Click here to read the Deleting Digital Harm: A Review of Nova Scotia’s CyberScan Unit report mentioned in the Live.

More than a footnote: Disability and Gender-Based Violence (2021)

Presented by: Sophia Sahrane

Sophia Sahrane, DAWN Canada’s Project Coordinator for its Rooting Resilience: Peer-support for women with disabilities in Canada project, will lead this presentation focused on gender-based violence through a disability and intersectional lens. Sharing the facts and realities of women with disabilities, their experiences accessing gender-based violence services, and taking part in their own healing, organizing, and advocating for their own rights. This presentation will attempt to center accessibility within the gender-based violence sector, as opposed to it being just a footnote.

Intimate Partner Violence on Campus (2020)

Presented by: Eternity Martis

Intimate partner violence on campus is a serious issue—so why is there so little discussion about it? Eternity will read from her new bestselling memoir They Said This Would Be Fun and discuss the prevalence of IPV on campus—and how universities can address it.

Eternity Martis is an award-winning journalist and editor based in Toronto whose work on race and gender has been featured in Huffington Post, Vice, The Walrus, Hazlitt, Salon, The Fader, Complex, Chatelaine and many more. She's the author of the bestselling memoir They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up about her experience being a Black woman at a predominantly white university.