Stopping the spread of gender-based inequity.
As the pandemic is evolving, so is gender inequity. The COVID-19
Women's Initiative focuses on education, advocacy, partnerships
and improving access to resources for those facing gender inequity.
Homelessness was a crisis before the pandemic, and it will continue to be so if neglected. On any given night, it is estimated that 35,000 Canadians sleep on the streets or in shelters, and at least 235,000 Canadians are homeless during any given year. ...
Dr. Ruth Habte is a resident at UBC in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. COVID-19 Women’s Initiative (CWI) reached out to her to talk about the changes in access to contraception and sexual health during the pandemic that she has seen since the start of her residency. ...
On February 11th, 2020, the WHO declared the novel coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. Within the first 2 weeks of this declaration, more than 1,000 cases of racial discrimination and harassment against Asian Americans had been reported. ...
Sexual Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) Map
This effort is a joint collaboration between CWI volunteers and Obstetrics and Gynecology residents in Toronto to help women locate sexual and reproductive health services that are operating through the pandemic within the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.