AT LEAST ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR WOMEN IN CANADA IS ABUSED.
This violence occurs regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, education or financial status. Abuse comes in many forms and can be emotional, sexual or physical. What’s more, once the abuse happens once, it is likely that it will happen again and with increased severity.
As we aim to celebrate, empower and enrich the lives of women, we would be remiss to overlook these staggering facts that affect so many in our communities every day. It is therefore our mandate at The Well to go beyond our event and also reach those who may be living in unfortunate, and often dangerous, conditions.
As with last year’s event The Well is committed to donating part of the proceeds towards Halton Women’s Place — an organization that provides shelter and crisis services for physically, emotionally, financially and sexually abused women and their dependent children and is dedicated to ending violence against women and their children.
Help us increase awareness and support this worthy cause. Let’s do this for our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and colleagues who may be suffering in silence.
For more information on Halton Women’s Place visit haltonwomensplace.com.