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Aura Freedom Wins Award for Relentless Resilience Campaign

Relentless Resilience Named 1 of Canada’s Top Recovery Projects In November, Future of Good recognized the Relentless Resilience campaign with a Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects Award! Projects recognized with this award are all a part of the ‘Leave no one behind’ rallying cry by the UN that has recognized that it is more crucial than ever to build awareness around the

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Preventing Gender-Based Violence is Essential, Too – A COVID Recovery Brief

Preventing Gender-Based Violence is Essential, too. Preventing gender-based violence is an essential element of Canada’s post-pandemic recovery. Download our brief and case for strengthening intersectional feminism and grassroots activism to prevent gender-based violence during COVID-19 and through Canada’s post pandemic recovery. CLICK HERE TO READ THE BRIEF

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The 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report is out – and it misses the mark.

The 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report is Out – And it Misses the Mark The US State Department’s TIP Report has been a useful tool for the past 20 years in global efforts to end human trafficking. However, it is in dire need of an evolution. The report must consider new criteria when “ranking” countries other than prosecutions and convictions.

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Gender justice and racial justice go hand in hand. There is no other way.

Gender Justice and Racial Justice Go Hand in Hand. There is No Other Way. Renewing our Commitment to Racial Justice Aura Freedom stands against all forms of racism and colonialism. In our quest to eradicate gender-based violence, we work hard to highlight how systemic racism and colonialism harm Indigenous women, Black women and other women of colour and contribute to increased rates

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Exploitation doesn’t stop for a pandemic.

Exploitation Doesn’t Stop for a Pandemic. May 2020: What does COVID-19 mean to women currently being trafficked, or to survivors who are seeking services? As an organization addressing human trafficking in Canada and beyond, we knew that COVID-19 would have devastating effects on trafficked women and girls*. *Please note the following article refers to trafficked women and children in the sex

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COVID-19 is new. Gender-based violence isn’t.

COVID-19 is New. Gender-Based Violence Isn’t For women around the world who experience violence in their homes, every day is an emergency. Every day is life or death. For these women and their children, the COVID-19 crisis presents complex health risks that go beyond the disease itself.  UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently called the global surge in domestic violence due to country lockdowns “horrifying.” He’s right. The truth is, gender-based violence (GBV) has always been horrifying. But now, with governments mandating social distancing and

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