Every woman has the need and right to feel physically secure, and security for women should be assured through sound legal practices. Women’s March Canada stands behind the principle that women are not to be held accountable for actions that are outside their control — particularly regarding all forms of assault — and that fair legal action must be applied to prevent these crimes.
Action towards Ending Gender-Based Violence
Let’s change things! Funding comes first, the ideas are there, the knowledge base and the expertise exist, however, the funding is the key to empowering feminist organizations. This petition asks for life-saving changes. You have the chance to create change by signing here.
Feminist women’s organizations have been struggling for decades to keep the lights on and doors open due to a lack of federal core operations funding. Sign the petition today.
Women in Crisis and Sexual Assault Centres
We are creating a list of Women in Crisis and Sexual Assault Centres from across the country. If we missed an organization, please list it in the comments below.
What organizations in your community are working to improve women's safety? Tell us below.
Growing up as an athlete, I always believed any frustration could be worked through with sports or physical activity.
But when I started to experience big waves of anxiety and panic, it left me vulnerable and not ambitious. I completely forgot the physical ‘language’ I used to speak fluently.Read more
By Kelly Swartz
For the past year, I have watched the #MeToo movement get stronger and angrier. I have been part of it because of the simple fact that I was born a woman. I have gone back in time to identify the acts of assault and harassment I have been the victim of, counted and recounted them, de-normalized them.Read more
Thank you to our guest, Ritika Dutt, a McGill University graduate who is the co-founder of Botler AI, an app to help victims report and cross-reference their stories of harassment with approximately 300,000 criminal court cases to determine which law has been violated.Read more
With your help, we can make change happen
Thousands of Canadian women took to the streets in Washington, DC and in cities across Canada in January of 2017 to march in solidarity with those in the U.S. in the wake of Donald Drumpf's inauguration as U.S. president.
In 2018, women and their allies were out in force again as 40 communities across Canada hosted marches, rallies and other events, representing a 20 percent increase from the number that took part in 2017.
Our mission is to inspire, unite and lead the charge for the advancement of women across Canada.
Today, we are moving from a march to a movement and we need your help in the development of the following programs:
- National Postpartum Support
- Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs
- Elect Pro-Choice Progressive Women
- Male Allies Stopping Violence Against Women
If you are an activist, campaigner, development practitioner, lobbyist, entrepreneur, individual or an organization, Women's March Canada needs your help now. If you can give your time, please volunteer here.
What Women's March Canada needs
Are you ready to donate? We are a very small nonprofit and we've estimated that $50,000 will get us started.
On July 1st 2018 we aim to announce that we are moving forward with programming to enhance women's health, economic security, representation and safety in Canada. Help us do that by pledging your financial support by June 29, 2018. Better yet...pledge your support today!
Today is an important day for me. It has been a year since I decided to leave my marriage of ten years. I decided to leave twice earlier, but I was reminded again and again that I was a woman, I needed him to protect me and to provide for my children. This last year, I learnt that I am so much stronger than I ever thought. I unleashed my power as a mother, as a woman and more importantly I reminded myself, I am a human being.Read more