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.
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
Help Us End
Violence Against Women
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 a 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 shifting our donation ask to the convenience of your mobile phone. All you need to do is text the word 'COURAGE' to 41010 to donate $5-$25. Every dollar raised will be evenly distributed to participating women’s shelters across the province. Please visit wrappedincourage.ca to learn more.
Invisibility of Older Women Awareness Campaign Launch
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 Budget Submission: They Stayed Open So Women Didn't Have To #StayHome.VAW Shelters Respond to the Pandemic
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