Breaking the Silence: Confronting Gender-Based Violence

By Salamat Ibrahim

While we’ve certainly made strides in acknowledging how gender based violence disproportionately affects Indigenous Women, and ensuring that we’ve paid respects to victims, we often fail to recognize the root causes of GBV against Indigenous Women. It is then our failure to accept these root causes that allows GBV against Indigenous Women to prevail and prevents our Canadian society from lending our full support, and funding to Indigenous communities.

The Need for Intersectionality in Anti-Oppressive Movements

By Priscilla Ojomu

The Need for Intersectionality in Anti-Oppressive Movements matters because if we are to dismantle multiple facets of oppression, we must do so with an intersectional lens whereby a group’s experience of oppression is not prioritized over another’s but equally dealt with through holistic solutions. Anti-oppressive efforts should involve intersectionality as overlaps between the faces of oppression exist and are interlinked with people of multiple identities.

Avoiding the Danger of a Single Story in Social Justice Work.

By Priscilla Ojomu

A single story is a narrative that only focuses on or only “tells” one part of an individual or group’s experience. In the context of my CSL (Community Service Learning) placement, I realized how the social justice sector – an area that should be radically inclusive and progressive – can still be flooded with single stories and why it endangers the very communities we seek to protect.