Standing Together

Standing Together is a collective of survivors of gender-based violence, sexual abuse, residential schooling, and the 60s scoop as well as survivors and relations of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, trans, and Two-Spirit+ (WGT2S+) persons. Guided by the laws and obligations of wâhkôhtowin, Standing Together aims to build good relations that provide safer spaces for multi-generational healing rooted in inclusive ceremonies by and with survivors of complex gender-based colonial violence. Standing Together works in partnership with community organizations and academic institutions towards transformative justice and Indigenous WGT2S+-led responses to ongoing colonial gendered violence.

As the fiscal agent for Standing Together, YWCA Edmonton remains committed to walking alongside Standing Together in support of their vision. As an organization deeply committed to access to justice and preventing and ending violence against Indigenous WGT2S+, this partnership helps YWCA Edmonton in our ongoing efforts to put reconciliation into action. The YWCA is honoured to support Standing Together.

YWCA Edmonton is a powerful voice for equity and a trusted non-denominational provider of services, programs and advocacy work that transforms lives and helps build a stronger, healthier, and equitable community for all. YWCA Edmonton has supported, mentored and built community with other organizations, continually adapting and evolving to meet the needs of our community for over a century. In Canada, violence against Indigenous women and girls is disproportionately high. YWCA Edmonton works to support and amplify the work of Standing Together as part of our dedication to Truth and Reconciliation. Through our existing networks and partnerships, we will continue to spread the word about this imperative work being done by Standing Together and the importance of supporting it. Please donate today to support this important work.

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