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|The Kelowna Women’s Shelter is honouring Prevention of Violence Against Women Week April 18-22.
The week is an opportunity to raise awareness about domestic violence and learn about support options available to women within your community.
Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16. And if that statistic isn’t alarming enough, approximately every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.
The only way to reverse these trends is to talk openly about the problem of domestic violence and to offer support to women experiencing abuse.
At the Kelowna Women’s Shelter, we provide confidential counselling 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. We also offer shelter and transitional services for women and children who have experienced abuse as well as educational programs within the Okanagan community.
Visit kelownawomensshelter.com for more information.