EVENTS & CONFERENCES
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The Relentless Resilience Campaign is Going to the UN The 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women is completely virtual this year, which gives
UNITED WE STAND – And International Panel on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020 Check out one of our favourite events of 2020 (over
Reclaiming Power – A Conversation on Human Trafficking and Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada In July 2020, Aura Freedom participated in the ‘Reclaiming Power’
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
WEBINARS & ONLINE EVENTS
Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- Unblurred Lines: Sexual Violence in the Workplace
Aura Freedom collaborated with Dandelion Initiative for a powerful online event on sexual harassment and violence in the workplace as part of our Relentless Resilience campaign. 30% of women have experienced one or more unwanted sexual behaviours in the workplace. This event explores sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the workplace, who is affected, and provides information on how to address it and support staff members to work in a healthy environment.
Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- CSW65: Gender-Based Violence is Destroying the World
Gender-based violence IS and HAS BEEN a global emergency and human rights abuse for centuries – yet has never been treated as such. Aura Freedom participated in the 65th Commission on the Status of Women in 2021 with this powerful event exploring how gender-based violence is negatively impacting the world and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- Changing Locker Room Talk: Engaging Men & Boys
Aura Freedom collaborated with White Ribbon and Next Gen Men for another Relentless Resilience event to unpack the connections between unhealthy masculinity and gender-based violence. Engaging men and boys to end violence against women is an important step to realizing a world without violence. Don’t miss a live youth musical performance by Jay!
Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- Celebrating Resilience: A Focus on Black Survivors
Aura Freedom collaborated with the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multi-Cultural Women Against Rape and Toronto vocalist Renee for another Relentless Resilience event to highlight the realities and resilience of Black Survivors of sexual violence and explore the dangerous combination of gender inequality and anti-Black racism that Black women face in their daily lives.
Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- A Diplomatic Genocide: Indigenous Women
Aura Freedom collaborated with Indigenous artists, community members and frontline workers in Toronto for an online event on violence against Indigenous women, as part of our Relentless Resilience campaign. Through community conversations, this event raises awareness of violence against Indigenous women in Canada, its roots in colonialism and patriarchal ideals, and how advancing equity is key to eradicating it. Including a grass dance by Scott Norton and opening ceremony by Elder Pat Green.
Preventing Human Trafficking by Advancing Equity and Unpacking Root Causes - Hosted by the Freedom Collaborative
In this webinar, hosted by Freedom Collaborative by Aura Freedom, we explore the root causes of exploitation and human trafficking and how to address them. We examine the systemic oppression of marginalized groups, including women and girls, Indigenous and Black women/youth, LGBTQ2S+ youth, newcomers, and youth in foster care, among others. We also discuss how advancing equity and empowering youth can prevent human trafficking and build thriving communities.
Western University's Learning Network: Innovative Responses Created By/For Youth and Indigenous Communities
Aura Freedom and the Ontario Native Women’s Association were guest presenters for The Learning Network’s webinar Human Trafficking: Innovative Responses Created By and For Youth and Indigenous Communities. Our Director Marissa Kokkoros showcased our Peer Prevention Project, which works to prevent human trafficking by advancing equity and empowering youth.
Creativity for Urban Future- Hosted by Urban + Future & Urban Economy Forum Featuring Aura Freedom
On the Occasion of World Creativity and Innovation Day, our Executive Director was invited to discuss how gender-based violence affects urban communities and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Exploring the Experiences of BIPOC Folks During COVID-19- An Event by The Neighbourhood Group featuring Aura Freedom
Uncovering Relentless Resilience - An event by Kandaka International for Women's Rights featuring Aura Freedom
A grassroots community event in honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Kandaka International and Aura Freedom discuss how the Relentless Resilience report and movement was created and how it could be implemented in any country to end gender-based violence.