The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence

Interrupting abuse and building safety where we live, work, and play

The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence Thursday, November 16 7P.M. ET JOIN US

The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence November 16 7:00p.m. ET JOIN US

Interrupting abuse and building safety where we live, work, and play

Did you know that more than 4 in 10 women experience abuse from an intimate partner—and rates of abuse are on the rise? Did you know that there’s an easily recognizable hand signal someone can use to silently tell you they’re facing violence and need your help? Many of us are unaware of it, so how can you help someone if you don’t know what situation they’re in?

At The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence, presented by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, speakers discuss how we can change a culture that doesn’t have a good track record of supporting abuse survivors or even of talking about the abuse women, girls, and two-spirit, trans, and non-binary people face. This abuse impacts more people than we realize, but it’s often hidden behind closed doors and people may not be safe enough to say a word about it.

At the event, speakers ask urgent questions: How can we dispel the myths about who faces and perpetrates this violence and what stops it? What are the roles and responsibilities of workplaces in helping employees dealing with gender-based violence? With the climate crisis and other shakeups leading to a rise in abuse here and around the world—and with the proliferation of digital hate and harassment—how can we safeguard ourselves and each other?

We can all be allies to survivors of abuse and work as agents of safety and care from the ground up. Join us in Toronto or online to find out how.

Photos of Pamela Cross, Anuradha Dugal, Paulette Senior, Angela Sterritt, and Jake Stika

Featuring seven-minute talks by:

  • Pamela Cross, Advocacy Director, Luke’s Place
  • Anuradha Dugal, Vice President, Community Initiatives, Canadian Women’s Foundation
  • Paulette Senior, CEO and President, Canadian Women’s Foundation
  • Angela Sterritt, National Bestselling Author, Unbroken
  • Jake Stika, Executive Director and Co-founder, Next Gen Men
  • And more!


Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles St W, Toronto
Thursday, November 16, 2023
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
General Admission: $20
Student/Senior: $12
Livestream: Free with registration

Accessibility Information
We strive to be accessible and inclusive. If you require support to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact or (416) 971-5004, ext. 232. Live captioning will be available for this event.

Presenting Sponsor

Canadian Women's Foundation

2023 National Sponsors

The Walrus is proud to recognize Air Canada as our Exclusive Airline Partner

The Walrus is proud to recognize Indspire as our National Education Sponsor

The Walrus is grateful for the commitment by Rogers to support fact-based Canadian journalism.

The Walrus Staff