Prevention Week has Concluded but Violence Prevention Continues across the Province
Community based organizations all over the Province do so much every day with so little. We truly appreciate all the incredible people that are doing life-saving work on the front-line dealing with systemic issues with little compensation or even as volunteers.
Here are just a few amazing organizations who did some important and impactful work during Prevention of Violence against Women Week 2018!
Alberni Community and Women’s Service Society released a short informational video to help demystify the judicial process for survivors of violence who are interfacing with the law. And shared the poignant video “Home Sweet Home” through Twitter recognizing the powerful statistics in the video.
Atira Women’s Resource Society shared information and resources online through their Twitter account during the week of Prevention of Violence against Women Week.
Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society commemorated prevention week through their Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is an art installation bearing witness to violence against women to support women’s healing process and to raise awareness about the issue.
Kelowna Women’s Shelter shared their project with the University of British Columbia examining the connection between traumatic brain injury and intimate partner violence.
Surrey Women’s Centre has launched their SMART van! The mobile assault response team van will support women who need medical treatment after sexual assault.
We know that for thousands of women there is no “Home Sweet Home”, organizations like these make it possible for women to get the support and safety they need. Because safety changes everything.
In case you missed it, here’s what BWSS shared for prevention week 2018.
“Home sweet home” – a video that poignantly confronts the public vs private experiences of gender violence. And a resource kit on our website to support anyone who may be a victim of intimate partner violence.
Resource kit for family physicians, to help doctors better identify and respond to women who may be experiencing violence in her intimate relationship. Because violence against women is a health issue.