Welcome to Neighbours Friends and Families

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman
or an abusive man can help. It engages the power of everyday relationships to
help keep women and their children safe.


Healthy Talks

Lillian LennonLGBTQ+ 101 and The Basics of Queer Theory

Guest: Lillian Lennon
A career activist who started this work with the cofounding of Talkeetna Pride, her hometown’s first LGBTQ+ organization.
Date & Time: January 22, 2021 | 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST

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Melanie Stone

Reframing inaccessibility as structural violence in the lives of mothers with disabilities

Guest: Accessibility Specialist Melanie Stone
A presentation about her Photovoice research project.
Date & Time: January 26, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST

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Community Talks

Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson & Artist Kelly Mellings

Guest: Author Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson & Illustrator Kelly Mellings
Date & Time: February 10, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. EST
Join the Author and Illustrator of The Outside Circle, A Graphic Novel

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Research Briefs

Neighbours, Friends and Family research briefs aim to educate and inform others about gender-based violence and abuse against women. The reports will be easily available online and written in clear language that ensures they are accessible to the general public. Our aim is to both educate and inspire action so that readers understand we all have a role to play in ending violence against women. View briefs here.

Neighbours, Friends & Families Blog

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

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There’s a now famous-saying: “women’s rights are human rights.” Yet, around the world, women and girls are still denied rights, even basic ones, because of their gender. Rights such as the right to be educated; to vote; to earn an equal and livable wage; to own property; to choose if and when they bear children; to live free of slavery, genital mutilation, or forced marriage; and to live free from violence.

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