recent EVENTS & Campaigns

65th UN Commission on the Status of Women- Virtual Forum

The Relentless Resilience campaign is going to the United Nations The 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women is completely virtual this year, which gives you a unique opportunity to attend as if you were a delegate in New York. Last year, the entire Commission – normally held in New York – was cancelled due to COVID (including Aura

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Giving Tuesday 2020 – Mommy ‘n Me Comfort Kits

mommy ‘n Me comfort kits for women & kids fleeing violence during COVID We are so thankful to all those who contributed to our Mommy ‘n Me Comfort Kits for women and kids experiencing and fleeing violence during COVID-19. We provided kits to women being supported by Aura Freedom, as well as to our community partners Native Women’s Resource Centre

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Giving Tuesday 2019 Video Campaign – Violence Against Homeless Girls

giving tuesday 2019 video campaign – violence against homeless teen girls Homeless girls experience higher rates of sexual violence and exploitation than those with stable housing. Our Giving Tuesday 2019 campaign supported violence prevention programs from our Peer Prevention Project to youth living in shelters. Donations raised through our video allowed our Peer Prevention Project to provide gender-based violence prevention workshops and GIFT PACKS with

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#MeToo Conference – Iceland

#MeToo moving forward Conference – Iceland In September we attended the ‘#MeToo Moving Forward’ conference in Iceland on the impact of the #MeToo movement. We attended workshops and sessions led by fellow feminists, activists, academics, and government officials including the Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir. A highlight was meeting American political activist Angela Davis and engaging with feminists and change-makers from around the world. The conference was

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Standing up for Survivors Wartime Sexual Violence

standing up for survivors of wartime sexual violence In August 2019, we stood in solidarity with the Sudanese women’s group Kandaka International for Women’s Rights to support Sudan’s survivors of wartime sexual violence. Our Executive Director gave a talk on sexual violence in conflict and presented an interview she had with survivor Vasfije Krasniqi-Goodman (photo below), a survivor of the war in

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Women Deliver 2019 Conference

women deliver 2019 conference, vancouver In 2019, Aura Freedom participated in the 2019 Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, Canada. Aura Freedom was a Bronze sponsor with a gorgeous booth in the Fuelling Station showcasing our work. Over 4 intense days, our team attended countless sessions and workshops with over 8,000 activists and feminists from 169 countries. Hundreds of feminists from around the globe stopped

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‘Walk a Mile in My Shoes’ – An Aura Freedom Special Event

walk a mile in my shoes – an aura freedom special event In May 2019 we hosted the experiential learning event “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” that raised awareness of the root causes of sexual exploitation and human trafficking and honoured survivors and their family members. Supported by the Department of Justice Canada and Lush Cosmetics North America, the event explored how marginalized communities in

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Women Deliver Mobilization Canada – Meeting with Minister Monsef

women deliver mobilization canada – meeting with minister monsef On May 21, we attended an event with The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and International Development, along with other members of Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada at BMO Canada to discuss the importance of the upcoming Women Deliver conference and how to keep the feminist movement going in the face of backlash. 

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Ontario Human Trafficking Awareness Day – 2019

ontario human trafficking awareness day – Feb 22, 2019 On February 22, 2019, our Youth Team participated in the Provincial Human Trafficking Awareness Day, organized by the Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network. With other community partners including FCJ Refugee Centre, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto and the Rise Initiative, we spoke on a panel discussing human trafficking on Toronto and how to better support survivors and prevent trafficking before it

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