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Hang violence against women out to dry

Every woman living in Campbell River has the right to live without violence.

British Columbia’s annual Prevention of Violence against Women Week is a time for the women and men of Campbell River to step forward to change the social attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that allow violence to continue.

On Tuesday April 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.,everyone is invited to come down to the Spirit Square, downtown Campbell River, to view, The Clothesline Project. The clothesline project is a powerful display of T-shirts that have been personally done by people affected by abuse. The message may be a statement against any kind of violence or a statement of hope for the future.  Again this year the white sheet with “These Hands Don’t Hurt” on it for non-abusive males to trace their hands on in support of this cause will be there.

Every day, women in this community are assaulted, abused, intimidated, harassed and stalked – often by someone they know. The message of Violence Against Women Week is that living violence free is not a privilege, it is every women’s right.

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week presents us all the opportunity to do our part to help build a violence-free future for all people of Campbell River affected by violence. It is critical that women who are experiencing violence in Campbell River know they can get personal, confidential help at the services listed here:

  • Anne Elmore Transition House – 286-3666.
  • Community Based Victim Services –287-2421.
  • Campbell River Women’s Centre – 287-3044.
  • Stopping The Violence Outreach Program –286-3430.
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