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YWCA Hamilton joins the call to declare Intimate and Gender-Based Violence an Epidemic

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.

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Ground-breaking new program offers emergency reproductive care for women and gender-diverse people experiencing homelessness

A new program at YWCA Hamilton is helping to support women and gender-diverse people in need of emergency reproductive care.
Thanks to a grant from the Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health, YWCA Hamilton has dedicated three beds within our Transitional Living Program to people experiencing homelessness who are pregnant, who have had or who are seeking an abortion, who have experienced pregnancy loss, or who need emergency reproductive care.

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YWCA Hamilton marks Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

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.
This week marks Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, a national week of advocacy dedicated to raising awareness about the issues facing survivors of crime, and the services, assistance and laws in place to help victims and their families.

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