Violence against women is a crisis right here in Ontario. We know that in Ontario 1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime and that every 11 days a woman or child is killed by a man known to them. This number is much higher for women of colour and Indigenous women.
The truth is that the greatest gender inequality rights issue for women and children is violence.
Across the province, our shelters play a vital role for survivors of violence. These are vital spaces designed with women’s safety in mind, and access to a shelter or Violence Against Women programming can mean a chance at freedom. Take action to support your local gender-based violence services and survivors in your community and beyond.
Find my local shelter: www.sheltersafe.ca
Read the 16 Actions to End Gender-Based violence and femicide: www.wrappedincourage/16actions