Webinars and other online events

Browse through educational webinars to learn more about gender-based violence and share your knowledge with others.

Western University's Learning Network Resource Spotlight: Innovative Responses Created By and 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.

Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- Unblurred Lines: Sexual Harassment and 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.

Urban Economy Forum: Creativity for Urban Future- An event by Urban + Future & Urban Economy Forum featuring Aura Freedom/others

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.

 

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 to End Gender-Based Violence

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: Focusing on Black Survivors of Sexual Violence

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: Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada

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.

Exploring the Experiences of BIPOC Folks During COVID-19- An Event by The Neighbourhood Group featuring Aura Freedom and others

A grassroots community event in honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

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.

UNITED WE STAND - An International Panel with Aura Freedom on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020

Check out one of our favourite events of 2020 (over 9000 views on Facebook!) with our colleagues around the globe working to end human trafficking and advance equity in different ways. Thank you to all our co-panelists and tireless activists fighting for the eradication of human trafficking and exploitation in different corners of the world. Big thanks to Ushoshi Sangupta, New Light Kolkata and Urmi Basu!

‘Reclaiming Power’- Human Trafficking & Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada- hosted by She Leads

In July 2020, Aura Freedom participated in the ‘Reclaiming Power’ forum for a conversation on human trafficking and violence against Indigenous women in Canada hosted by She Leads from Ontario Tech University.

Webinar for Frontline Workers and Educators: Preventing Human Trafficking by Unpacking Root Causes and Empowering Youth

Aura Freedom partnered with MCIS Language Solutions and Helpingtraffickedpersons.org to bring frontline workers, parents and caregivers a FREE webinar on how to prevent sexual exploitation and human trafficking

Webinar for Youth 13+ and Caregivers: How To Prevent Human Trafficking by Advancing Equality and Practicing Kindness

Aura Freedom partnered with MCIS Language Solutions and Helpingtraffickedpersons.org to bring youth 13+ a FREE webinar to prevent sexual exploitation and human trafficking.