November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month

Woman abuse is not a women’s issue. It is a human rights issue, and it affects us all. Together, we can work to eliminate woman abuse. Indeed we must. Every woman and child has the fundamental right to live in safety and security.

The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes woman leave her abuser. However, the courage of the woman is not enough. It takes the strength of an entire community to end violence against women.

 

 

67% – The percentage of Canadians who know a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse.²

Photo of woman facing away from camera with sun on her face

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP HERE:
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https://www.canadianwomen.org/the-facts/gender-based-violence/

 

 

Last year, right here in our own community, we supported many women in our programs.

Emergency Shelter: Sexual Abuse Counselling:
73 women & 45 children 149 women & 17 men
Second Stage Housing: Child Witness Program:
11 women & 9 children 50 women & 52 children
Support Within Housing/Outreach: Transitional Support Services:
53 women 324 women & 1 man
Support/Info Line: Addictions & Outreach:
3,261 calls 50 women
Woman Abuse Counselling: Rural Response Program:
343 women 85 women

 

Wrapped in Courage Campaign

Kelan Smith 10 Guys, 25 TiesHelp us wrap the Dufferin and Caledon communities in purple to collectively show our support for women who have experienced, or who are currently experiencing, violence and abuse. We want to show them that they are not alone.

Please click HERE for more information.

Are you being abused or suspect someone you know is being abused? Need more information or help? Visit us at www.familytransitionplace.ca or call our 24-hour support line at 1-800-265-9178.

 

We are here to help.
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