The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence

Thu Nov 16 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Isabel Bader Theatre | Toronto

The Walrus
Publisher/HostThe Walrus
The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence Interrupting abuse and building safety where we live, work, and play
About this Event


The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence

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 is the role 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 abuse survivors and agents of safety and care from the ground up. Join us in Toronto or online to find out how.

Speakers to be announced soon!Thursday, November 16, 2023

6:30 p.m. Doors Open

7 p.m. The Walrus Talks

Join us for a catered reception following the event to continue the conversation.

Can’t make it in person? Register for the livestream and watch online from the comfort of your home.


General Admission: $20

Student/Senior: $12

Livestream: Free with registration

About The Walrus Talks

The Walrus Talks is a national series of in person events produced by The Walrus. These events feature thought leaders and industry experts offering different perspectives on topics that will spark conversation on matters vital to Canadians.

In addition, we livestream each event so you can enjoy them from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection.

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The Walrus Talks is following current municipal and provincial health and safety guidelines.

We strive to be accessible and inclusive. If you require support to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact [email protected] or (416) 971-5004, ext. 247. Livestream captioning will be available for this event.

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Event Venue

Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St W, Toronto, Canada


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