As of 2019 we know of more than 780 Femicides over the past 30 years in Ontario. We work to ensure that we remember the lives lost, bring attention to the violence women experience, and take action to move our list to zero.
The Aging Without Violence (AWV) project is guided by an inter-sector provincial advisory including stakeholders with expertise in violence against older women, public education, service provider training, research, and improved community responses.
Goals of the AWV project include:
Now in its sixth year, shelters across the province are engaging the community to become more aware of the often overlooked issue of woman abuse in Ontario.
November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. 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.
Launched in June 2019, the Aging Without Violence Project's Invisibility Campaign calls awareness to the invisibility of older women experiencing violence. Service provider posters seek to connect professionals with the oaith.ca training portal, while the general public posters provide a bridge to the Senior Safety Line for older women who may be experiencing violence and their friends and family.
"OAITH's work on Femicide tells an indisputable fact; gender-based violence is killing women in Ontario. A plan for longer-term investments, back by measurable outcomes in the prevention of gender-based violence and femicide is urgently needed" -Marlene Ham, Executive Director
December 6th, 2019 Statement: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6th 2019 marks 30 years since 14 women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal were killed because of their gender. Today OAITH will remember, reflect and take action as we observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
#30YearsAndStillCounting As of 2019 we know of more than 780 Femicides over the past 30 years in Ontario. We work to ensure that we remember the lives lost, bring attention to the violence women experience, and take action to move our list to zero.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday November 1st, 2019 November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month Violence Against Women Shelters across the province…