Gender equality organizations sometimes work in isolation. Equal Futures Network brings them together.

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) initiative maps out more than 350 gender equality organizations from across Canada.

Why It Matters

Gender equality organizations across Canada (and the world) are often trying to solve the exact same problems: domestic violence, discrimination in the workplace, a lack of child care. Many of the solutions are similar ─ and organizations can learn by sharing them.

The thousands of leaders, advocates, and academics who flocked to Vancouver for Women Deliver 2019 conference may have come from all corners of the world ─ but when it came to preventing gender inequality, they all spoke the same language. 

“The roots of gender-based violence, no matter where you are in the world, are the same,” Julia Anderson, CEO of the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH), tells Future of Good. “They are misogyny. They are the patriarchy.” 

Many ideas for gender equality programming, education, and intervention strategies are applicable to organizations everywhere. “If you put them in a room together to focus on what they can learn from one another, it can be tremendously impactful,” Anderson says. Yet gender equality organizations don’t always keep in regular contact with one another about their i

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