Webinar 1: Understanding and Preventing Gender-Based Violence

Toronto, Ontario – August 20, 2021

Kenyan Canadian Association (KCA) is pleased to invite you to our webinar:

UNDERSTANDING & PREVENTING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE. This virtual event is supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Safer + Stronger COVID-19 Emergency Grant. 

This will be the first webinar in a series of 5 webinars for the Safer + Stronger COVID-19 Emergency Grant Project. Future webinars will cover:

  • Survivors & Family Support & Interventions - September 11th , 2021
  • Legal and Justice System - September 25th , 2021
  • Gender-based Violence and the Media - October 16th , 2021
  • Gender Equality & UN Women HeForShe - November 6th , 2021

Join the conversation with our expert panelists as they discuss Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in its many forms, with a focus on understanding, identifying, responding to, and addressing the impacts of GBV in Canada.

Date and Time:

Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:45pm – 5:30pm

Participants Registration:

To participate in the Zoom Webinar please register on Eventbrite

Participants can also access the webinar live stream on Facebook and YouTube

Webinar Summary:

  • Information, awareness, and preventative measures for GBV.
  • GBV within and against immigrant and refugee communities in Canada.
  • Resources and Support Services for those impacted.


  • DR. JILL ANDREW - MPP for Toronto-St. Paul's
    ▫ Discussion on the rise of GBV and intimate partner violence during the pandemic and supports needed from the province to end GBV
  • MARGARITA PINTI-PEREZ - Senior Coordinator, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
    ▫ Gender-based violence against non-status, refugee, and immigrant women across Canada
  • CARLA NETO - Community Program Manager, Women's Habitat of Etobicoke
    ▫ Information on the ever-evolving needs of those impacted by GBV, focus on building effective and innovative response systems
  • AVON HARRIS - Community Outreach Manager at the Redwood
    ▫ Gender-based Violence education and support services for victims and survivors
  • GENESIS BOWEN - Social Service Worker, Kenyan Canadian Association
    ▫ Overview of Gender-based Violence, Types of GBV Violence, Vulnerable Communities and Women Issues in Canada


  • SANJIT KAUR - Women & Gender Affairs Director, Kenyan Canadian Association

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