Identifying Barriers to CEVAW

At the beginning of 2018, the Coalition to End Violence Against Women (CEVAW) approached the Social Justice Research Institute to produce a report that both provides updated information about the extent and use of CEVAW member organizations and provides more insights about barriers that community members face when trying to access, and continue to access, organizational supports related to gendered violence in Niagara. With this goal in mind, SJRI affiliates Robyn Bourgeois (Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies) and Natalee Caple (English Language and Literature), as well as Sana Shah (then MA student in Social Justice and Equity Studies) and Julie Gregory (then SJRI Project Facilitator) surveyed CEVAW leaders and employees as well as community members who have sought support from CEVAW member organizations.

The full report was submitted in the summer of 2021 and is being used internally by CEVAW to help shape their strategic planning and work moving forward.

Click here to access an executive summary of the project.


Click the images above to learn more about CEVAW and about the SJRI affiliates who were members of this research team.