Canada's National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women - events in the Okanagan

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Canada's National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women - events in the Okanagan

Time: December 6, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Okanagan
Street: Okanagan
City/Town: Okanagan, BC
Website or Map: http://psacbc.com/regional-wo…
Event Type: vigil
Organized By: PSAC
Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2013

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Canada's National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women - events in the Okanagan
6 December 2012
(All day)
various, Kelowna, Penticton, BC (Map)

Violence against women continues to be a serious issue in Canada

  • It is estimated that 60% of Canadian women have suffered from physical or psychological violence at some time in their life.
  • In 2007, nearly 40,200 incidents of spousal violence were reported to police. This represents about 12% of all police-reported violent crime in Canada.
  • Between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008, approximately 101,000 women and children were admitted to 569 shelters in Canada.

Join the PSAC Okanagan Regional Women’s Committee in taking action

  • Lobby the federal and provincial governments to ensure adequate funding to transition houses and emergency shelters.
  • Donate to your local women’s shelter.
  • Attend one of the following events in your community

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