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YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is going to new heights for Woman Abuse Prevention Month in a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall announced this Thursday

PtboCanada | The ceremony will occur at City Hall on Thursday at 12:00 noon. The event is meant to help raise awareness and to end gender-based violence according to the YWCA. “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” and the first day of the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a Wrapped …

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Give The Gift of Safety this Holiday Season and Double your Impact for local Women and Children

Like countless others, maybe even a woman living on your street, Emily* has been subjected to worsening abuse and extreme isolation since COVID-19 began. She and her kids need a safe place to turn. Your donation this holiday season will provide emergency shelter and transportation, healthy meals, and an entire network of support, standing by …

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Peterborough female politicians see increase in harassments and threats

Global News | Some Peterborough female politicians are being targeted online, one of whom has now logged off permanently. And it’s not only online harassment they’re dealing with, some can no longer even pick up the phone for fear of dealing with threats and abuse. Tricia Mason has the story. Watch Video

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The journey toward ending gender-based violence is daunting at times and the road is long, but our sisterhood and our allies have a vision and a fierce, unwavering determination. We have been here for more than 130 years and we are ready to be here for as long as it takes to see this vision …

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Federal, provincial funding to help Peterborough-area seniors cope with isolation

Peterborough Examiner | Funding announcements were made Friday by the federal and provincial governments aiming at supporting seniors and non-profit groups during the pandemic. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is providing nearly $130,000 in funding to 10 community-based projects in Peterborough city and county, MP Maryam Monsef announced. New Horizons for Seniors is a …

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Violence against women has intensified during the pandemic

Since the lock-downs began, women in Peterborough and Haliburton County have reported abuse that is far more serious and complex. A national survey conducted by Ending Violence Association of Canada & London, Ontario-based Anova found that abusers’ tactics are becoming more violent & frequently deadly. *The following letter was written and shared by a woman …

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