• #30YearsAndStillCounting

    Word Art image of womanAs 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.

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  • 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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  • Help Us End
    Violence Against Women

    Wrapped in Courage

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

    This year, the Wrapped in Courage campaign is not selling purple scarves; we are mobilizing Violence Against Women (VAW) shelters across Ontario to remind everyone that now more than ever, violence continues to be the greatest inequality rights issue for women and girls.  Throughout the month of November, we ask Ontarian’s to wear a Purple Scarf to show support for survivors who’ve had to endure gender-based violence in their homes, communities and workplaces. The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes to seek support and safety from violence.

    Take action to end GBV

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    Feb W2TW 

    Download 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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