**Thank you for helping us raise $237 for WAVAW in 6 months!**
WAVAW is a feminist, anti-oppressive, decolonizing rape crisis centre operating on unceded Coast Salish Territories. They provide support services to survivors of sexualized violence who have shared experiences of gender marginalization: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people. WAVAW also advocates for social and systemic change through education, outreach and activism.
Among other services, WAVAW provides immediate crisis assistance and emotional support, information and referrals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The crisis line is free and confidential, and receives over 2,800 calls every year from across the globe.
Call Toll-free: 1-877-392-7583
Giving back is so important to us at Tadhana that we wanted to dive right in and support local non-profits with a huge focus on empowering women and children.
Be part of the process and help us reach our goal to raise $600 in 6 months!
The BC Women’s Health Foundation (BCWHF) is BC’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the full spectrum of women’s health.
Women’s health has historically been sidelined, mostly because it was assumed that it was the same as men’s health. The male body was used as the baseline for all health research, education and, from there, practice. In other words, if we knew something about the biology of men, we assumed that the same applied to women. All gendered research today tells us this was absolutely wrong.
Our society has yet to prioritize understanding why women’s bodies are different. Without adequate research, doctors are not equipped. Without adequate education, the unique healthcare needs of women are not validated.
That’s where the BCWHF comes in.
They are dedicated to ensuring women have equitable access to the highest quality healthcare when, where, and how they need it. They work in 4 key areas:
· Capital + Equipment: BCWHF invests in facilities, equipment and programs at BC Women's Hospital to match their world-class model of care.
· Research: They ensure women and their health needs are validated through the funding of solutions-focused research and innovation at the Women's Health Research Institute.
· Education + Awareness: They facilitate discussion to help women understand how their bodies are different, how to advocate for themselves, and how to navigate the healthcare system.
· Advocacy: They galvanize voices to inspire government and stakeholders to facilitate transformational investment in equitable healthcare and research, allowing for change in policy and practice.
When we look to the future, we see a world in which women are seen, heard, and understood by the healthcare system.