African Centre in Toronto

The Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind

Women & Gender Affairs

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.

Support Areas:

  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.