This week, YWCA Hamilton successfully advocated for the City of Hamilton to fund a Gender-based safety audit. This $100,000 project […]
YWCA Hamilton’s Director of Housing and Gender-Based violence services Amy Deschamps was one of the speakers at a recent press conference held to declare Intimate Partner Violence an epidemic in Hamilton. Here are her reflections of the event.
Not. One More.
These were the words chanted at aa press conference held last week by the Women Abuse Working Group. We gathered to draw attention to the staggering rates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Femicides across the Province, rates disproportionately impacting Indigenous Women, 2S-LGBTQIA+, sex workers and racialized individuals. We gathered to do what the province of Ontario did not: to declare that Intimate Partner and Gender Based Violence IS an epidemic, and to call upon the municipality of Hamilton to do the same.
Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community, workplace, neighbourhood, and home.
But for many – particularly women, Indigenous and racialized people, and members of the Two Spirit LGTBQIA+ community – every day brings the threat of violence.
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