WomenAware is WomenPower

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS UNACCEPTABLE.

There is never an excuse for abuse!

Email: womenaware@bellnet.caPhone: 1-866-489-1110 | Registered Charity: 87017 2525 RROO1

Dating Violence and Abuse Prevention:
 

The objective is to help youth understand the dynamics of healthy relationships;

• Signs of controlling relationships;

• Strategies for dealing with dating violence; and resources
  available to end the cycle of violence.


Our video production "Red Flags" is key in creating a compelling & interactive dialogue.

*Conjugal violence offenses against youth aged 12 to 17 is the only rate that increased in 2007 (5%) with 39 more offenses committed compared to figures in 2006 .This is the second consecutive increase for this age group. www.msp.gouv.qc.ca Quebec Statistics on

Conjugal Violence
(Securite Publique). http://www.securitepublique.gouv.qc.ca/police/prevention-criminalite/jeunes/relations-amoureuses-violentes.html

 

*Dating violence is the highest among the 15-24 age group, making up 43% of all incidents of dating violence

Statistics Canada   http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2010002/article/11242-eng.htm

*Young women between the ages of 15-19 experience 10 times more violence in relationships then young men

Statistics Canada  http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2010002/article/11242-eng.htm

We strive to speak for those whose voices are silenced by the abuse of a loved one or a stranger.

Youth are still very unaware of what constitutes abuse and are clearly desensitized to it. Preventive programs should be mandatory in the curriculum. The recent domestic violence situation in 2009 with pop star Rihanna brought about very charged dialogue as to who was “responsible for the abuse”.

 

It’s an issue that may not be familiar for everyone but it makes us thoughtful that it can happen to any of us.- Canadian cartoonist Sandra Bell-Lundy 

Teen Dating