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Learn About Gender-based Violence

Gender-based violence is any form of abuse directed at an individual on the basis of their gender or sex. It is rooted in gender inequality and harmful norms involving the roles of men and women in society. It is not limited to physical violence, and can include emotional, financial, sexual, or spiritual harm.

The videos below are designed to educate and raise awareness about the unique challenges and barriers that immigrant women may face. The videos are not only available in English but also in five different languages (Arabic, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish and Tigrinya). By selecting your preferred language from the menu above, you can access these resources. Explore the videos to gain knowledge on the topic of gender-based violence and contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence in our society

Immigration Risk Factors

Responding to Disclosure of Gender-Based Violence

Engaging men & boys in violence prevention

Learn More About Family Violence

CIWA aims to raise the awareness of employers and community members about family violence among immigrant women. These resources will enhance viewer knowledge and ability to recognize signs and respond to disclosures of family violence. Contact our Family Conflict Prevention Program for further information and support: 403-263-4414 or

Family violence can show up in many ways. In this video, Amira Abed talks about the different forms of abuse and the various ways abuse can manifest itself.

Family violence varies for every person and relationship. In this video, Bela Gupta, talks about the common warning signs of abuse and how we can be part of the person’s natural supports.

Domestic violence affects everyone, including employers and coworkers. Let’s work collectively to take action on domestic violence! In this video, Ayodeji Adetimehin talks about violence as a social and workplace issue.

Humaira Falak, ‘Empowering Resilience’, as she shares her journey in overcoming the obstacles after experiencing violence.

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