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More affordable housing needed for domestic violence victims, Perth County advocates say
July 10, 2022
Advocates for women fleeing domestic violence in Perth County are raising red flags about the lack of affordable homes in the region after crisis calls to a Stratford-based emergency shelter and second stage housing provider shot up by nearly 1,000 last year.
Perth County advocates planning three events for Woman Abuse Prevention Month
Oct 26, 2021
Advocates for women experiencing violence in Perth County are planning to acknowledge Woman Abuse Prevention Month in November with three simultaneous events in Stratford, St. Marys, and Listowel, one of their most ambitious awareness campaigns yet.
Lack of safe, affordable housing for women fleeing abuse a ‘huge concern’: advocates
June 18, 2021
Lack of space prevented nearly 120 women from accessing emergency shelter in Perth County last year while the need for second-stage housing for families fleeing violent situations remains at an all-time high in the region, new figures show….
Improving services for domestic violence victims a first step for new advisory group
March 18, 2021
A new advisory group supporting local efforts to address domestic violence is encouraging women with lived experience to share their stories in an effort to strengthen the services available to victims in Perth County….
Women with lived experience of violence asked to form new advisory group
Oct 5, 2020
Watchdogs in Stratford and the surrounding area concerned about an increase in domestic violence reports this year say a new advisory group of women with lived experience …
‘Heartbreaking’ spike in domestic violence ‘not surprising’ observers say
Sep 25, 2020
A concerning spike in domestic violence reported in Stratford and the surrounding area this week is “heartbreaking,” a local anti-violence advocate says.
Gender-based violence could be flying under the radar, experts say
May 15, 2020
Requests for help from women experiencing violence in the Stratford area have so far increased only slightly during the pandemic, but those keeping track say there is evidence to suggest cases are going unreported more often than usual
16 Days of Activism in 2019
Nov 27, 2019
Stop VAW’s chair and coordinator share Stop VAW initiatives during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence and the alarming statistics and trends regarding violence against women in Perth County