By Sue Tiffin, Minden Times |
Quietly last month, a purple flag was raised at the Minden Hills township office to support women and raise awareness of gender-based violence. That violence often occurs without many of us knowing, too, but it happens daily in homes throughout our county to women we know, work with and live alongside.
One in three women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime, and last year in Ontario, every 13 days a woman or child was killed by a man known to them – numbers that are much higher for Black women, Indigenous women and women of colour, and numbers that are higher due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in more barriers for survivors to access support and services. (Read more…)