• Aging Without Violence

     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:

    • Showcasing existing responses, programs and research in the area of older women who’ve experienced violence
    • Providing opportunities to connect across the VAW, health, residential care, housing sectors
    • Identifying gaps in service delivery, resources, systems and research to inform specific service provider training

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  • Wrapped in Courage
    The Courage of a Woman is NOT Enough

    Wrapped in CourageNow 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.

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  • Femicide in Ontario

    In 1995 OAITH began tracking women and their children who’ve been murdered by their partner, previous partner, family members, or other men close or known them. Femicide is broadly identified as the intentional murder of women by men.  Each year OAITH releases a list of names reported on by the media in Ontario to remember and bring attention to the issue of violence against women.

    OAITH, in partnership with Dr. Mavis Morton at University of Guelph critically examine media reports of femicide using 5 positive and negative frames to evaluate and analyze media reporting.  

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    Feb W2TW 

    Click here for the full February 2019 Word To The Wise

  • Invisibility of Older Women Awareness Campaign Launch

    Poster with empty Polaroid photographs at the top and the caption "The women in this ad feel the way they look." 

    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.  

     Download the posters


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