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The Culture of Silence in Gender Based Violence

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Women & Girls Circle, Skills for Change; Guest Speaker Workshop Series

The Culture of Silence in Gender Based Violence

According to Statistics Canada (2021), more than 4 in 10 women have experienced some form of intimate partner violence in their lifetimes in Canada. More than 1 in 10 women victims experience violence or abuse almost daily.
In this workshop, we’re happy to have our guest speaker, Blessing Timidi Digha, the Violence against Women Program Facilitator at Family Service Toronto. She will talk about how our cultures, religion, social conditioning/upbringing, shame, personal bias, and lack of knowledge of Laws make women silent in their experiences of Gender Based Violence.

Blessing Timidi Digha
Blessing Timidi Digha is a Black woman who identifies as a Feminist. She is also an Advocate, Storyteller and Community Based Researcher who brings all her intersections and ideologies to the work she does on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. She likes to Kickstart very uncomfortable conversations on issues that concern, affect, and impact girls and women.

Family Service Toronto
Family Service Toronto (FST) helps people face a wide variety of life challenges. For 100 years we have been assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy, and public education programs. Our services are available to everyone who lives or works in Toronto.


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