We are proud to announce the expansion of our Gender Equity Learning & Knowledge Exchange, the Research and Policy Division of Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS). This new section of BWSS strengthens our impact by mobilizing community-based experiences and evidence-informed resources from an intersectional, anti-oppressive, feminist and critical race theory, analysis, and practice.

As part of the Gender Equity Learning & Knowledge Exchange, the recently formed Intersectional Feminist Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (IFJROC) aims to democratize data, research and policy. It maximizes the synergy between research and community organizing, magnifies the voices of grassroots Indigenous, Black and communities of colour, including Migrant, Refugee and Immigrant communities. It also advances the capacity of organizing efforts to design solutions, make demands, and sustain policy wins for gender equity and ending gender-based violence.

The growing team will be led by a newly appointed Manager of Research and Policy, Harsha Walia, who has a long standing reputation of impactful work in these spaces. She is joined by Melody Yin Yun Wise as Research and Policy Analyst.

Learn more about IFJROC and our work here.