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Research Highlights Challenges Faced by Young Black Mothers

A collaborative research project between Brock University and the TAIBU Community Health Centre in Toronto has focused on amplifying the voices of young Black mothers in Canada and recommending changes to better support them. The study explored how these mothers navigate motherhood amidst experiences of anti-Black racism and gendered oppression from a young age. The research emphasizes that anti-Black racism and gender oppression have not only influenced their roles as mothers but have also shaped their entire lives. The study’s recommendations include legislative changes in healthcare and education, anti-racist training for educators, and income threshold adjustments for young Black mothers.

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