March 2, 2021

Reflecting on Black History Month

During Black History Month, I had the privilege to digitally meet a few Black women leaders in violence against women (VAW) shelters throughout Canada. My goal was to have a meaningful discussion on what it’s like for Black women to work in this sector and how shelters can better serve Black women and children fleeing violence. As someone new to this sector, I didn’t know much about what was being done to support, connect, and educate Black women on VAW. This can be attributed to the fact that there isn’t a lot of in-depth research on violence against Black women. Knowing this, I looked into the data collected by WSC when we distributed COVID-19 federal funds to shelters across the country and relied on the experiences of women working in the field to gain more...
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