CMU Virtual Gallery – Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence2
April 1 - May 2Free
Dr Zita Somakoko, IPMA-SCPHR – Why Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence in Manitoba?
The “Home” has been identified as the “most dangerous place for women and their children” in the Canadian Femicide Report by the United Nations in 2018.
The very first homicide in the year 2020 in Winnipeg is domestic related.
Domestic violence is a pervasive reality in Manitoba that know no boundaries. Last year 13 women were murdered by intimate partners in Manitoba — 2018 Canada Femicide’s Report. According to the report, Manitoba is still among the provinces that recorded the highest number of violent crimes in the nation. The report also identifies “Home” as the most dangerous place for women and their children.
Intimate partners violence ranges from verbal and emotional abuse to physical or sexual assault including homicide. This type of violence accounts for one in every four violent crimes reported to police in our province. Battering is the single largest cause of injury to women and girls, more than auto accidents, muggings and rapes combined. As a society and a community, we must create an environment where survivors, victims and their children feel supported as they bravely rebuild their lives free from abuse and terror.
ONLINE : March 20 – May 2, 2020
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