Gender-based violence (GBV) can sometimes seem like a thing of the past, however, “67% of Canadians know a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse,” (Canadian Women’s Foundation). The pandemic has made some GBV situations inescapable, putting women at a greater risk of serious injury or even death. Gender-based violence can also lead to significant trauma for children who witness it, while encouraging the cycle of violence. We all need to come together to prevent GBV and support survivors to help create a safer community for everyone. WTG creates programming and raises funds for survivors. Make a donation today here
Thank you Family Care Nutrition
Women That Give is so grateful to our newest corporate partner, Family Care Nutrition. Thank you for supporting our CRS Program through your generous donation of 300 sanitizers in support of survivors and children at our beneficiary shelter, Interval House Hamilton. We always appreciate businesses lending a helping hand to those in need. To learn more about how YOU can support our Covid Relief Support program, visit this link.
Women That Give had the honor of attending the Generation Equality Forum on Gender-based Violence this week. At the forum, we learned of the growing seriousness of gender-based violence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the forum says, “the rights of women and girls must be guaranteed in all circumstances” and with the confined circumstances of the pandemic, this is increasingly harder to execute. But not all hope is lost. WTG works towards supporting the women survivors and creating a better community for these women and children. You can support these women, too. Read and donate to our COVID Relief Fund. Happy Easter everyone!