Questions & answers
What is the GBV Knowledge Centre?
As a key component of the first federal Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence (GBV), the Knowledge Centre was created to better align government resources and enable the sharing and development of research into GBV.
Think of the Knowledge Centre like a centralized hub within Status of Women Canada (SWC), which houses information on the state of the problem as well as past, present, and future resources to address and/or prevent GBV. It represents the big picture on GBV—a tool to better coordinate actions, provide up-to-date data collection and research, and support the Strategy’s goals.
Why is there a need for the GBV Knowledge Centre?
Currently there is no single platform that compiles federal activities and evidence related to gender-based violence (GBV). During the 2016 consultations with Canadians, Status of Women Canada heard that there was a need for a centralized hub of information and research to better coordinate actions on GBV. As a result, the Knowledge Centre was created to help bridge the gaps in knowledge on GBV.
The Knowledge Centre is intended to be an authoritative, trusted source of timely and relevant information. Eventually, it will also become an interactive space so those committed to ending GBV are able to engage with each other, and share information and lessons learned on preventing and addressing GBV.
Who is the GBV Knowledge Centre for?
The Knowledge Centre is intended for everyone who has an interest in ending gender-based violence (GBV) across Canada. This may include decision-makers, service providers, GBV sector organizations, academia, all levels of governments, civil society organizations, students, youth, and others.
What’s next for the GBV Knowledge Centre?
For the Knowledge Centre to be effective, it should meet the needs of its intended users—you. As such, the Knowledge Centre will be rolled out over the coming weeks and months. This phased approach will see the Knowledge Centre periodically updated, so when you visit you may notice some pages change from time-to-time. This is to ensure that user feedback is incorporated so the Knowledge Centre continues to be a relevant resource on gender-based violence.
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