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Let’s stop sexual harassment and violence.

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Ending violence against womens

Briser is a world wide organisation which aims to curb violence against women in developing countries.

PREVENTING VIOLENCE

We have direct associations and MOUs with governments which allow us to uphold womens’ rights.

REBUILDING LIVES

We also take pride in rebuilding lives of rape and domestic violence victims.

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Briser is backed by a community which welcomes “victims” with open arms.

Our Work

  • Empowering Girls

    Maria and Brianna with recent outreach victims.

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  • Gender Equality Network

    Our team at Ethopia helps impart education to young women.

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  • Built To Prosper

    Recent football games at Nigeria.

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  • Peace and security Meet , 2018.

    Over 200 attendees, the PS meet was a grand success.

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Latest News

Gender Equality in Canada: Where do we stand?

Gender equality in Canada has started with the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declaring himself openly as a feminist. For the most part he also tried to make sure that there were equal opportunities presented to men and women in the government, hence his cabinet which he formed in 2015 has an equal amount of men and women. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom has “equality between men and women” enshrined in it and till date Canada has managed to make sure that there is gender equality in all the sectors of the country. A poll commissioned by a new company has found that 61% of Canadians believe that there has been progress in terms of gender equality since the last 25 years in the country. However, it has been found that around half of Canadian women are victims of violence and abuse and to every dollar a man makes, women make only 74 cents. Women are at a 20% higher risk at being attacked and around 87% of victims of sexual abuse or violence are women. Aboriginal women and other minority women face even higher risk of sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence.

More than half Canadians believe that the difference in pay is one of the largest and and main roadblock to gender equality. Out of the 710 top companies in Canada only five companies have been found to have about 50 per cent of women in their board. There are very few women in the top leadership roles of the country. In the Financial Post 500 board members, women make up to only 21.6% and are under-represented in politics too. Only 26% of the elected parliament members are women and only 28% municipal councilors and 18% mayors are women. Apart from this it has been observed that majority of the women are responsible for child care and the men are working. It has been recorded that women spend an average of 50 hours a week on unpaid child care while men spend only about 24 hours.

However, different organizations in Canada have been working to close the gender differences gap and the Status of Women Ministry of Canada has made a significant change in the status of women in the past few years. The rate of women graduating from different colleges in the country has increased significantly and the budget to this ministry has also been increased to ensure the welfare of women.

The citizens of the country should also take charge to make sure there is gender equality. It can begin with changing attitudes and behaviors. Gender stereotypes and subtle sexism in everyday life should be identified and encountered and stopped.

Top 10 Safety Tips for Women

The world we live in might have its beauty, its happiness and its growth. But till today safety of women is still a concern. It is a patriarchal world we will live and a lady walking alone in the night can be scary. Intimidation and fright have become common emotions when women are walking alone in a deserted area or at an odd time in the night. Personal safety is important for everyone and especially women. The sad reality we have to accept is that as we develop and grow, the rate of violence and abuse in society is also growing. Here are the top 10 tips that women can follow for self-protection. 

  1. Take self-defense training- It is always a good idea to learn some karate or martial arts for self-defense. These arts not only help you protect yourself, but they also improve your agility and help in reflex thinking. This training can help you in saving others in time of need.
  2. Believe your intuition- Women have a great sense of intuition and this can help them stay safe when alone. Intuition is a very powerful subconscious thought that can help you read people and situations.
  3. Use more than pepper spray– Pepper spray might be the most common tool of self-protection, but it is not enough. A study has shown that pepper-spray doesn’t work on about 15%-20% of the people and even if it works, the effects are not for long or effective enough.
  4. Keep your home safe- When you are home-alone make sure to lock up everything properly, especially your windows and the back door. Never open the doors unless you know the person on the other side of the door and always make sure you are closer to the phone, in case of emergency.
  5. You have the right to fight back in case somebody attacks you. Fighting back means protecting yourself from the hands of the other person and there is nothing wrong about it.
  6. Use the internet wisely and carefully. The internet might be entertaining and you might give out information easily. Be careful when giving information on the internet by making sure that the website is legitimate and read their privacy policy.
  7. Better to be safe than sorry when travelling. Be prepared with proper self-protection techniques when travelling to an unknown country as foreigners are an easy play for thugs.                                                               
  8. Be aware. When you are an adult and travel to places alone or live alone it is the most basic rule to be aware of the surroundings you are staying in and the kind of threats you might face in those surroundings.
  9. Do not leave your personal belongings unattended. It is easy to leave your phone or purse on the table in a public place to attend to something. Thieves or thugs can steal your cash and other personal details this way.
  10. Get off your phone. When in a deserted area, stop using your phone and use all of your attention to be aware of the surroundings.

Elizabeth R. Brown

Elizabeth is a born visionary and is the person who “makes it happen”. She also volunteers at the Kitchen Soup units in and around NYC.

Elizabeth is a born visionary and is the person who “makes it happen”. She also volunteers at the Kitchen Soup units in and around NYC.

The Support Line for Women Victims of Violence

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