Advocacy

YWCA Moncton’s work is grounded in feminist thinking and practice.

We strive to reframe challenges from an intersectional feminist perspective, to resist oppression (both interpersonal and structural), and to contribute to the creation of an equitable and inclusive society.

This approach informs our services to women and girls in our community, our community collaborations and events, and our advocacy efforts—and we think it’s important to share it as a form of popular education.

Check out how we approach particular issues, reports we’ve prepared or contributed to, campaigns and committees we’re a part of, and what services we can offer to individuals, community agencies, and other businesses looking to strengthen their gender-based analysis.


YWCA Campaigns


Homes for Women

Homes for Women is a campaign to prevent, reduce, and ultimately end the homelessness of women and girls in Canada. Women are Canada's fastest growing homeless population. Having nowhere to call home can arise from complex causes, but poverty is always a factor. By understanding the causes and impacts and taking action on solutions, we can reverse this trend.
 

Week Without Violence

Every year, YWCAs across Canada and the world host an anti-violence initiative known as Week Without Violence (WWV) in their communities during the 3rd week in October. While WWV is international in scope, YWCAs focus on their local communities needs, challenges, and strengths and offer relevant programs, activities, and events that address violence.

 
Rose Campaign

The Rose Campaign is a national advocacy campaign to end violence against women and girls. Each year, from November 25 to December 6, YWCA Canada’s annual Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls highlights what we can all do to make their lives safer.
 

Community and Regional Committees

Greater Moncton Homelessness Steering Committee
New Brunswick Working Group on Human Trafficking
Moncton’s Sex Work Action Group
Voices of New Brunswick Women Consensus Building Forum