Gender Equity Learning and Knowledge Exchange

Announcing BWSS’s Gender Equity Learning and Knowledge Exchange

To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day, Battered Women’s Support Services is thrilled to announce the launch of our Gender Equity Learning and Knowledge Exchange (GELKE)!

Gender Equity Learning Knowledge Exchange website

About International Women’s Day

We are thrilled to launch the Gender Equity Learning and Knowledge Exchange on International Woman’s Day, a day that we have celebrated every year since our founding over four decades ago.

International Women’s Day (IWD) began over 112 years ago as a movement against women’s oppression and inequality.

The roots of IWD are in immigrant women’s working-class movements demanding shorter working hours and better working conditions and pay. IWD was finally adopted as a global day by the United Nations in 1977.

The international theme for IWD 2023 is #EmbraceEquity, a reminder to us all that equity is still a rallying demand for millions of women and gender diverse people.

We invite you to join us in supporting our Gender Equity Learning and Knowledge Exchange as one of many ways that we can advance learning and mobilization for intersectional, feminist equity.

Advancing gender equity through ending gender based violence

The Gender Equity Learning and Knowledge Exchange provides a centralized hub for over 300 resources related to Gender-Based Violence from organizations across British Columbia, as well as key national and international resources.

Our goal in launching this feminist learning and knowledge exchange is to mobilize community-based experiences and evidence-informed resources from an intersectional, anti-oppressive, feminist, and anti-racist practice.

At Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS), we work from a feminist, intersectional, and decolonial perspective to eliminate gender-based violence and to promote gender equity in all individual, relational, community and societal conditions.

We understand that women and people of marginalized genders in Canada have intersecting social, cultural, and political identities that inform unique experiences of violence, discrimination, and abuse.

As such, our resource hub compiles hundreds of educational materials, webinars, toolkits, podcasts, legal resources, and anthologies on intersectional feminism, including:

  • Anti-Black Gendered Racism
  • Anti-Indigenous Gendered Racism
  • Criminalization
  • Disability
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Workplace
  • LGBTQ2s+
  • Youth and Students
  • Nonstatus, Immigrant, and Refugee survivors
  • Structural Violence

The Gender Equity Learning and Knowledge Exchange is multilingual, with resources available in over a dozen languages, and various accessibility formats, including captioned videos, transcribed audio, and machine-readable text.

Support the Gender Equity Learning and Knowledge Exchange and help us advance gender equity in BC: