African Centre in Toronto strives and focuses in addressing systemic barriers to women’s equality in three priority areas: ending violence against women, girls; improving the economic security and prosperity of women and girls; and encouraging women and girls in leadership roles.
a. Gender-based Violence
ACT understands well that Violence can be broadly divided into three broad categories—direct violence, structural violence and cultural violence or further can be viewed in different lenses like
- Physical abuse.
- Domestic violence or abuse.
- Sexual abuse.
- Psychological or emotional abuse.
- Financial or material abuse.
- Modern slavery.
- Discriminatory abuse.
- Organisational or institutional abuse.
and as such,
- ACT endeavors to provide Support and counseling for women, and their children, who are likely or, have experienced violence.
- ACT understands beyond reasonable doubt that awareness promotes violence prevention and alleviates systemic change in in gender-based violence.
b. Women Support in Settlement
- Collaboration with Women Shelters to ensure proper shelter settlement and integrations.
- Virtual and in person Information sessions
- Support in filling and translation Swahili and French Languages
- Collaboration with Youth through Outreach owing the fact the youths are the back born of this nation, its continuity and sustainability.