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Imagine a world free from violence against women.

'Imagine' Video Series by Aura Freedom

Content warning: This video series contains depictions of violence against women. Please take care of yourself before and after watching.

About the Imagine video series

Violence against women is affecting every single aspect of life in Canada.

Aura Freedom’s Imagine video series takes viewers on a journey through the impact of male violence against women – not only on survivors and their families – but on society as a whole.

From housing and healthcare, to education and the economy, violence against women is impacting families, communities, and entire countries. So, when we work to end violence against women, we are actually working to see our communities – and country – thrive. 

We're not waiting anymore.

The Imagine video series is part of Aura Freedom’s wider Relentless Resilience movement to end gender-based violence in Canada.

About Violence Against Women & Sex Trafficking

What does violence against women look
like in Canada? I want to learn more.

Explore definitions, statistics, infographics, survivor stories, frontline accounts and grassroots insights on our Gender-Based Violence Resource Centre. The Get Help section includes resources for survivors in Toronto and Canada.

What does human/sex trafficking look
like in Canada?

Visit Aura Freedom's Human Trafficking Info Hub. This grassroots hub is a culmination of our many years of human trafficking prevention, over a decade of working with survivors, and continuous consultations with our colleagues.

The genocide of violence against Indigenous
women and girls

Explore this special segment of our GBV Resource Centre on violence against Indigenous women/girls created in partnership with Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto and other community activists.

Why does violence against women happen? What are the root causes?

VAW is tied to gender inequality and happens to women and girls from all walks of life. But other systemic root causes put some women at increased risk, including Indigenous, racialized, migrant, rural, women with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ and more.
Get Help in Toronto/Canada
Emergency numbers, safety planning info, and other resources for survivors of gender-based violence.
Get Help
How is VAW impacting my community?
Explore the rarely-discussed connection between gender-based violence, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and life as we know it. A powerful eye opener for anyone working to end violence against women and girls.
Learn More
What about the role men and boys?
Men and boys must be part of the change and have a huge role to play. Discover resources from our friends at White Ribbon and learn how to become an ally in the movement to end violence against women and girls.
Learn More
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The Imagine series is a collaborative, community effort.

From script writing and acting, to music mixing and production, we are so grateful to the grassroots advocates, frontline workers, shelter staff, creative minds, youth and survivors who contributed their expertise and brilliance to this video series.


In alphabetical order:

  • Melissa Compton – Indigenous educator, former frontline worker, gender-based violence and sex trafficking prevention worker and advocate
  • Asha Dahir – community advocate, gender-based violence and sex trafficking prevention worker
  • Nikki Dube – frontline social worker, trauma counsellor, feminist activist, gender-based violence and sex trafficking prevention worker
  • Pamela Hart – Executive Director of Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
  • Jocelyn Kagige –  Indigenous community wellness worker, advocate and artist
  • Tashin Rodoshi – community advocate, GBV prevention
  • Women’s Habitat domestic violence shelter
  • Survivors who wish to remain anonymous
  • Aura Freedom’s Board of Directors & Advisory Board Members
Creative Team:
Creative Direction, Copywriting & Script Writing: Marissa Kokkoros
Indigenous Script Writing & Cultural Safety: Melissa Compton and Pamela Hart
Graphic Design: Marianna Sciortino
Campaign Management Input: Jennifer Feijo
Production Team: 
Too Many Cooks Productions
Producer: Carlo Vitelli
Writer/Field Producer: Massimo Pagliaroli
Writer/Director: Antonino Pruiti
Camera/Editor: Cris Donciulescu
Mixer: Deanna Marano
Time Passes By
Composer: Dan Philipson
Native Way (Native American)
Composer: David Ternyik
Chippewa Travellers
Composer: Justin Delorme

In alphabetical order:

  • Melissa Compton
  • Asha Dahir
  • Lorelei Eccleston
  • Jocelyn Kagige
  • Alexandra Kokkoros
  • John Kokkoros
  • Marissa Kokkoros
  • Melanie Stevens
  • Melissa Stevens
  • Bella, Ethan & Gioia

Thank you for your heart and your Relentless Resilience in the face of the most normalized human rights abuse in the world. Together in solidarity.


We’d like to thank the Canadian Women’s Foundation and TD Bank for supporting the Imagine video series and the wider Relentless Resilience campaign to end gender-based violence by Aura Freedom. 

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