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More people need to talk about brain injuries from intimate partner violence, say advocates

Our Executive Director Nneka discusses the correlation between brain injuries and IPV with CBC.

Nneka MacGregor, a co-founder and executive director for Women’s Centre for Social Justice, started the non-profit when she found there weren’t enough resources for women survivors of gender-based violence, including herself.

She said intimate partner violence remains hidden behind closed residential doors and seen as a “private matter between the couple,” she said. “Trying to raise awareness about the lived experiences of survivors navigating intimate partner violence, it’s a huge challenge, because many in society don’t want to think about it, they don’t want to talk about it,” MacGregor told Shauna Powers, host of CBC’s Saskatchewan Weekend..

Read the Article on CBC



‘Shadow pandemic’: Advocates worry lockdowns have fuelled surge in partner violence

Our Executive Director Nneka discusses the increase in intimate partner violence with lockdown measures with CTV News.

The pandemic also sparked an enormous rise in calls to support groups. Women At the Centre, a Toronto-based group founded by Nneka MacGregor, reported a 9,000% increase in calls for help by the end of December 2021.

Read the Article on CTV News



WomenatthecentrE makes a submission on Bill 132

On January 22, our executive director Nneka MacGregor and our board co-chair Dr. Tope Adefarakan went to Queen’s Park to make a submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy, regarding Bill 132 – an Act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters.

Read the full submission below!


Nneka MacGregor interviewed about restraining orders on US radio show

Our executive director Nneka was interviewed by Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peeke on their radio show HER Radio, a part of Radio MD’s network of health and wellness-related radio shows.

She gave her insight on the why’s, what’s and how’s on the topic of restraining orders.

Lister to her interview on HER Radio here!


Board co-chair Tope Adefarakan publishes op-ed on #BringBackOurGirls

This great op-ed piece was published in the Toronto Star, and talks about the measures needed to #BringBackOurGirls.

Read the article here.


Guy Talk: A WomenatthecentrE Event

We’re excited to be hosting a panel discussion on engaging boys and men as allies in ending gender-based violence. This is a free public event and all are welcome!

Click here for more information about Guy Talk, and click here to confirm your attendance via Facebook.


Board member Margaret interviewed by Ward and Al

Listen to this great interview of our Board Member Margaret Barrie, who heads the Criminal Justice portfolio.


CBC Radio interviews MASAVAW participant Gaby

Our wonderful Toronto member and MASAVAW participant Gaby was interviewed by CBC Radio to discuss WomenatthecentrE and our Kilimanjaro project.


The CN Tower Helps Us Shine The Light

Today is the day people across Ontario wore purple in support of the Shine The Light initiative, which encourages dialogue and discussion about the topic of violence against women.



WomenatthecentrE has moved!


1224 King Street West, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M6K 1G2   416-964-0892

Click here for information on our January 16th, 2013, Open House

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