Colour of Violence
Multi-year research and publicity campaign
This multi-year community-based research project examines the intersections of race and gender for Black, Indigenous, migrant/refugee, racialized women and gender diverse people experiencing gender-based violence in British Columbia.
Placing racialized survivors at the center of anti-violence work, Colour of Violence sought to better understand and raise awareness on the experiences of Indigenous, Black, newcomer immigrant/refugee, and racialized survivors accessing gender-based violence services in British Columbia (B.C).
BWSS conducted surveys with over 100 survivors, focus groups with anti-violence workers of colour, and a held a series of webinars and in-person public events.
The campaign received outstanding media coverage and shares through social media
🧵CW: domestic violence— Ria Renouf (@riarenouf) November 10, 2021
It's time for policies to be better informed & represent ALL survivors of violence. It's the call from @EndingViolence, which is hoping to do that w/its Colour of Violence campaign. @_AngelaMarieMac shares why that's important. More on @CityNewsVAN pic.twitter.com/1Z6qJGK3KL
2/2 @EndingViolence is doing important & life-saving work in Vancouver. Their recent report, Colour of Violence: Race, Gender & Anti-Violence Services, places racialized survivors at the center of anti-violence work. Read the report here: https://t.co/be3nSrzJwM #16Days— BC Poverty Reduction Coalition (@PovReductionBC) December 6, 2022
We recommend checking out new report & toolkit: "The Colour of Violence - Race, Gender & Anti-Violence Services" @EndingViolence, on the need provide anti-racist, anti-colonial, intersectional support services and to bring systemic change. #16Days #GBV https://t.co/Ld43sRbDQf— Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (@EAPreventionON) December 1, 2022
🔗Colour of Violence: Race, Gender & Anti-Violence Services report launch @EndingViolence— CASW / ACTS (@CASW_ACTS) November 15, 2022
The report identifies key barriers in accessing anti-violence services, & offers concrete best practices for service providers developing anti-violence interventions.https://t.co/KflYLUhWgK
We highly recommend checking out @EndingViolence's new report & toolkit "The Colour of Violence - Race, Gender & Anti-Violence Services", on the need provide anti-racist, anti-colonial, intersectional support services and to bring systemic change. https://t.co/5AoGQHnUFp #16Days pic.twitter.com/aLxqGveT6f— CNPEA (@cnpea) November 30, 2022
Campaign shared widely on social media
We had 200 attendees at our 2021 webinar and over 600 attendees at our 2022 webinar.
30 people attended our 2021 gathering and our 2022 in-person gathering had 100 attendees.
Increased awareness about the experiences of Indigenous, Black, newcomer immigrant/refugee, and racialized survivors accessing gender-based violence services in British Columbia (B.C).
Report, toolkit, and flipbook show how racialized survivors are not only subject to higher probabilities of gender-based violence, but also face structural barriers in accessing safety and support from violence.