This week, YWCA Hamilton successfully advocated for the City of Hamilton to fund a Gender-based safety audit. This $100,000 project […]
YWCA Hamilton’s Director of Housing and Gender-Based violence services Amy Deschamps was one of the speakers at a recent press conference held to declare Intimate Partner Violence an epidemic in Hamilton. Here are her reflections of the event.
Not. One More.
These were the words chanted at aa press conference held last week by the Women Abuse Working Group. We gathered to draw attention to the staggering rates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Femicides across the Province, rates disproportionately impacting Indigenous Women, 2S-LGBTQIA+, sex workers and racialized individuals. We gathered to do what the province of Ontario did not: to declare that Intimate Partner and Gender Based Violence IS an epidemic, and to call upon the municipality of Hamilton to do the same.
A new program at YWCA Hamilton is helping to support women and gender-diverse people in need of emergency reproductive care.
Thanks to a grant from the Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health, YWCA Hamilton has dedicated three beds within our Transitional Living Program to people experiencing homelessness who are pregnant, who have had or who are seeking an abortion, who have experienced pregnancy loss, or who need emergency reproductive care.
Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community, workplace, neighbourhood, and home.
But for many – particularly women, Indigenous and racialized people, and members of the Two Spirit LGTBQIA+ community – every day brings the threat of violence.
This week marks Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, a national week of advocacy dedicated to raising awareness about the issues facing survivors of crime, and the services, assistance and laws in place to help victims and their families.
On March 23, 2023, the Ontario government released its 2023 budget. The YWCA Ontario Coalition, which includes YWCA Hamilton, has […]
YWCA Hamilton travels to the United Nations for global dialogue on gender equity This March, YWCA Hamilton Senior Analyst Violetta [...]
It’s budget season for the municipal, provincial, and federal governments – and YWCA Hamilton is advocating at all three levels for increased investments benefitting women, families, and gender-diverse people.
Our representatives have been meeting and corresponding with local elected officials to ensure that the voices of those we served are represented in the budget process at all levels of government.
YWCA marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women On December 6, Canadians mark the National [...]
Nov 30 is the National Day of Action on Child Care — and the YWCA Hamilton is among many organizations [...]
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – a United Nations-led initiative aimed at preventing [...]