WomanACT is proud to partner with Uber as part of Uber’s Driving Change initiative, a global commitment to support and partner with leading sexual assault and domestic violence organizations around the world.
In 2017, Uber pledged $5 million to support sexual violence prevention programs, starting in the United States. This week, the initiative has expanded to include Canadian partners.
WomanACT is committed to working across sectors to create systemic change. We believe that raising awareness and engaging in national conversations on violence against women is key to getting at the root of the issue. Global movements such as “Me Too” and “TimesUp” have helped spark a global conversation on violence against women and girls, and shown just how often it is normalized. We want to build on this conversation by engaging new audiences and we see this partnership as an opportunity to reach these new audiences and raise awareness on gender-based violence.
Working alongside national and local partners, Uber’s Driving Change initiative will develop educational materials for drivers and riders and support community prevention programs.
Together, we have the opportunity to reach millions of driver-partners and riders across Canada to raise awareness, prevent gender-based violence, and promote safety within the rideshare community and throughout Canada.
“Sexual assault and gender-based violence don’t belong anywhere in our communities. Helping keep people safe is a huge responsibility and one we do not take lightly. We are committed to learning from experts like WomanACT on how we can do more to prevent violence against women and to help keep people safe” - Morva Rohani, Public Policy, Uber Canada
“WomanACT is thrilled to work with Uber – bringing together community expertise with Uber’s scope and visibility will help community partners engage new audiences to raise awareness and prevent sexual and domestic violence.” – Harmy Mendoza, Executive Director, WomanACT
WomanACT's continuous growth and successful journey could not be possible without the oversight, direction and support we receive from our Board of Directors. We are in search of leaders and emerging leaders that want to contribute to our ultimate goal to eliminate violence against women.
Interested in applying? See attached flyer for detailed information!
Are you committed to progressing women's rights? Are you a highly motivated individual with experience in project development, policy and communications? Then we want to hear from you!
Position: Project Coordinator, Full Time, One Year Contract
Closing Date: April 19th,2019
WomanACT is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Project Coordinator to help develop and enhance our gender equality projects, research and policy.
The Project Coordinator will play a key role in the implementation of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Project. The project will develop, test and evaluate the MARAC model, an internationally recognized approach to reducing high risk domestic violence through multi-agency risk assessment and safety planning, in two communities in Ontario. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the development, administration, implementation and evaluation of the MARAC project and other projects as identified.
The Project Coordinator will also work closely with the WomanACT team to further advance our research and policy work across our current priority areas: gender-based violence, economic security and housing. The Project Coordinator will provide technical and coordination support including conducting community-based research, policy analysis and development, developing communications and fostering community engagement.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and expected salary to the attention of Lieran Docherty, Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Job Description here
The Soul of a Warrior Awards is the only event in the GTA that celebrates the unsung heroes who show up consistently to support women and children who have experienced violence.
Join the WomanACT Events Committee today and be a part of the planning and execution of this incredible event.
FINANCIAL ABUSE as a form of intimate partner violence is an understudied form of abuse
Together with researchers at the University of Guelph, WomanACT is spearheading a research project (REB # 18-10-046) aiming to improve our understanding of, prevention of, and response to financial abuse.
If you are a service provider who has encountered women who have experienced violence as part of your work, we want to hear from you!
We are looking for service providers to participate in a short online survey and/or a focus group about their clients’ experiences of financial abuse. We are looking to understand the diverse experiences of women in heterosexual or same-sex relationships experiencing financial abuse. You are free to participate in either or both the survey and a focus group. The online survey should take approximately 10 minutes.
Complete Online Survey: Visit here
Sign up for Focus Group: Sign up here
Questions? Comments? You are welcome to contact Sonia Zawitkowski at email@example.com
Financial Abuse Research Project: A Community Based Research Project on Financial Abuse as a form of Intimate Partner Violence in the Toronto Area
WomanACT is undertaking community-based research into women’s experience of financial abuse as a form of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the Toronto area.
WomanACT is working with researchers at the University of Guelph to explore the nature of financial abuse and the impact of financial abuse on women. We are also looking to better understand how financial abuse can be addressed and prevented.
The project will include a literature review as well as undertake surveys, interviews and focus groups with Women with Lived Experience of financial abuse and with service providers working in the Violence Against Women sector. The project will develop a final report with the research findings as well as hold community education workshops with service providers.
The project is funded by the City of Toronto Community Projects and Events Grant Program.
If you would like more information on the project, please contact Program Manager, Lieran Docherty.
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Vara-Horna to learn more about his research on the company level costs of domestic violence to medium and large sized enterprises.
Register here for this free event in Toronto on October 4th 2018
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