feminist movement Building
Aura Freedom is an active member of numerous networks and coalitions working hard to end gender-based violence and human trafficking globally. Through these networks, we work with our colleagues around the world to amplify the voices of the most marginalized women and girls and build the feminist movement.
Aura Freedom is a champion for grassroots change. We love to foster collaboration through our research, events and projects and also participate in the activities, conferences and events of other feminist organizations. Solidarity is powerful.
We strive to get unlikely colleagues to the same table to work together and break down silos. We engage with civil society, government and the private sector to strengthen and mainstream the feminist movement. Our efforts to prevent GBV are inclusive and barrier-free, fostering solidarity and grassroots resilience.
Some of our Networks and feminist movement building events:
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
The TCHTN is a grassroots community network composed of various organizations and individuals within the Toronto area, reflecting the racial and cultural diversity of Toronto’s communities. The TCHTN works towards the elimination of human trafficking in Canada and abroad, and to address the plight of trafficked persons through a holistic, human rights-based approach, focused on the needs of trafficked persons
Aura is a member of the NGO-CSW/NY network. NGO CSW/NY is a global network that ensures that the voices and leadership of feminist and women’s rights organizations all over the world are included in UN deliberations such as the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). They facilitate the largest gathering of civil society at the UN in support of women
Deliver For Good is a campaign of Women Deliver and an advocate for high-level change regarding the rights of women and girls. Deliver For Good is a global campaign that applies a gender lens to the Sustainable Development Goals and promotes critical investments in girls and women to power progress for all. Aura Freedom is an ally and contributor to this campaign
Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 1,000 civil society organizations from over 95 countries, all committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential. Girls Not Brides members bring child marriage and gender inequality to global attention with high-level advocates involved in their efforts. Girls Not Brides works with Aura Freedom to share initiatives and build the
#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