Sexual violence is a problem. One in six women and one in five men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetimes. Those experiences have serious and long lasting impacts but they are seldom acknowledged or discussed. Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is launching a social media campaign to change that. May is sexual assault prevention month and Violence Prevention Grey Bruce will release information every day until June to encourage the local conversation about sexual violence, how our community can respond, and what we can do to prevent it. www.violencepreventiongreybruce.com
Violence Against Women
On December 6 1989, 14 women died at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. They died because they were women.
Please take the time to view the YouTube videos below that commemorate the events of December 6 1989.
Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) is a METRAC project funded by Ontario Women’s Directorate. It provides Family legal information in plain and simple language for women. So far, they have 12 booklets on various subjects (such as alternative dispute resolution, child support, family arbitration, etc.) These titles are available in 14 languages and 3 formats (Braille, large print, audio files). http://www.onefamilylaw.ca/en/english/
A great video for increasing awareness on violence against women!
A very useful and informative video http://www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men.html
UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 13 UN entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict. It is a concerted effort by the UN system to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors http://www.stoprapenow.org/
This confidential, 24-hour province-wide crisis and support number automatically connects the caller to a crisis line for French-speaking women who are victims of violence http://www.femaide.ca