RECENT ADVOCACY AND NEWS
GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND THE SDGs Gender-based violence is affecting every single aspect of life in Canada and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Grassroots groups have been advocating for change for a long time. We can’t wait any longer. Gender-based violence is impacting families, communities and entire countries. While global heads of state convene to discuss struggling economies, migration,
Relentless Resilience – A Beijing +25 Canadian Parallel Report The Grassroots has spoken. In February 2020, Aura Freedom submitted an official Beijing +25 Canadian Parallel Report with a focus on gender-based violence entitled ‘Relentless Resilience’. Relentless Resilience is a report that calls for holistic change to address the root causes of gender-based violence (gender inequity, systemic racism, colonialism, ableism,
Ontario Government Human Trafficking Roundtables In 2019, Aura Freedom participated in a series of roundtables with the Ontario Provincial Government to inform their new strategy to address human trafficking in the province. As usual, we made sure to advocate for the most marginalized groups and for the strategy to address gender inequality, colonialism, and other root causes of sexual exploitation.