November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month

Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey will be mobilizing our community to ensure everyone is educated, aware, and willing to help put an end to men’s violence against women. Now in its 7th year, OAITH’s Wrapped in Courage Campaign invites all Ontarians to show their support by purchasing a purple scarf from their local Women’s Shelter. The courage of a woman alone is not enough.

“Whether it’s a friend, loved one, co worker or neighbour, we all know women who’ve suffered from men’s use of violence, harassment or control. Sadly for women and children these men are closely known to them. When we all know someone who has either survived or lost their life to gender-based violence, let that be the wake up call to do your part and be a part of the solution” Marlene Ham, Executive Director, OAITH

Since 1990, OAITH has tracked close to 800 media reports of women murdered by men closely known to them in Ontario. As we prepare to release the numbers for this year, we are reminding everyone that violence continues

Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey plays a vital role for survivors through our programs and services. When women and their children can’t access a VAW shelter or program, it’s the difference between staying in a harmful situation or having a chance at freedom.

Support your local shelter so that women always have a safe place to go when they are being harmed.

Purchase a purple scarf or tie Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey and wear it this winter. Every scarf and effort counts when it comes to the safety and well-being of Ontario’s women and children.

 

Visit wrappedincourage.ca today to learn more and support the campaign. Join #wrappedincourage on social media: www.twitter.com/@wrappdincourage www.facebook.com/wrappedincourage/

 

 

About Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey (WHSBG)

WHSBG provides free and confidential services, within a supportive environment, to women 16 years of age and older, and their children, who have or are experiencing abuse, sexual violence or homelessness. Women’s House operates a 24/7 shelter in Kincardine, Ontario to provide a safe, supportive and secure environment for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Women’s House also provides sexual assault services in Bruce and Grey, a child witness program, transition services, education services, a volunteer program, community counselling and second-stage housing in Kincardine, Saugeen Shores and Wiarton. WHSBG is a registered not-for-profit charity governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and staffed by trained professionals.