Commit to #KNOWMORE
by Battered Women's Support Services, 2017
Each year in BC, more than 30,000 women and children affected by domestic violence are referred to violence against women counselling and outreach programs.
In addition, more than 18,000 women and children access transition houses and safe houses to escape violence or abuse. As well, an average of 2326 women were admitted to a BC hospital for severe injuries sustained by a male partner.
In years 2014 and 2015, there was an increase in women killed by their male partners in BC.
For every woman who is killed there are thousands more living with serious and severe levels of violence.
This International Women’s Day Commit to #kNOwmore
Women are more likely to tell a trusted friend, family member or co-worker about the abuse than call police.
Commit to #KNOWMORE
After studying decades of domestic violence deaths, Battered Women’s Support Services has found that the vast majority of women who died were not connected to a community advocate. We want the BC and Federal governments to invest more in community-based support services.
Learn the facts on violence
Personalized Safety Plan
Transition houses list
Resources in other areas of BC
What can I do to help a friend?
15 Ways Men Can Be Empowered Bystanders
Ten Things Men Can Do To Prevent Violence Against Women
20 Ways Youth Can Prevent Violence Against Girls & Women
Online and Cell Phone Safety Planning for Youth
Youth Safety Plan
Are you in a healthy relationship?
How to break free from an abusive relationship
Gender Violence in the workplace
Economic Empowerment Strategies for Women
Sexual Violence and Disclosures
Women seeking justice
The Dynamics of Power and Control After Separation in Relation to the Family Law Processes
Byron Hurt's Top 10 List of Excuses We Men Make to Justify Violence Against Women
Ask your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers to #KNOWMORE
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