November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Anyone can experience domestic violence, regardless of age, race, economic status, religion, sexual orientation or education. While men can experience domestic violence, women are overwhelmingly impacted. Seven out of ten people who experience domestic violence are women or girls. Experiences of violence can have short and long term consequences on a survivor’s physical and mental health. For more information, or to find help for yourself or others, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/domestic-violence .
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is November 25, 2021. This is a day when we can bring attention to this issue and do what we can to help put an end to it. For more information, please visit https://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/ .