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Rising Voices

Rising Voices

By Elizabeth Fry Toronto
Women often come into conflict with the law because of their struggle to survive in the face of poverty, gender based violence, mental health illnesses and other systemic oppressions. Rising Voices aims to lift the voices of our clients, staff, community and delve into issues that are impacting the women we serve.
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Centering the Voices of Those Who Have Experienced Crime- Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2021
November 14-20, 2021 marks this year’s Victims and Survivors of Crime Week. The goal of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week is to raise awareness about the issues facing those who have experienced crime, and advocate for those facing abuse who may have not have access to services that meet their needs. Listen to our honest discussion about the impacts of experiencing trauma, abuse and criminalization.
47:18
November 18, 2021
Pride Beyond Rainbows -2SLGBTQ+ Rights
In honour of Pride Month and our dedication to creating an inclusive space for our clients, staff and volunteers this discussion talks about the various issues that 2SLGBTQ+ communities are facing. Guest also share their lived experiences as members of the community and we look at the types of services and programs needed to support 2SLGBTQ+ identified people we serve as an organization. 
42:59
June 29, 2021
The Right to Housing- E Fry Week 2021
This discussion delves into the different ways lack of housing effects women, specifically the women we serve at Elizabeth Fry Toronto. Women often struggle to access affordable, safe and permanent housing, which puts them in situations that increases their likelihood to come into conflict with the law. Everyone has a right to housing that meets basic conditions, however many people are left homeless, couch surfing or in precarious housing situations.
34:31
June 21, 2021