The media plays a significant role in how GBV is understood and talked about. Whose stories are told, and how? Whose stories are buried, and why?
Historically, gender-based violence has been misrepresented and underreported in the media.
Media sources often play into harmful stereotypes and do not prioritize the safety and well-being of survivors, causing even further harm.
The media presents an opportunity to educate and empower people, and to shift the conversation around GBV in Canada. Through this project, Aura Freedom aims to start a movement for transformative reporting of GBV – completely and radically changing the very nature of how GBV is reported in our media.