“Intimate partner violence and abuse has long been invisible in our community, and yet it happens everywhere, every single day. Sometimes women don’t recognize what they are experiencing is intimate partner violence and abuse, nor do the people who may witness it, including friends and family. Together we need to be better informed. We need to identify the different types of abuse and emphasize that abuse is not discriminatory: It impacts women of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Intimate partner violence and abuse is completely unacceptable.”
Makenna Rielly, Executive Director, Victoria Women’s Transition House Society
“I’m not scared anymore. Before I could not even say what I wanted. I was always in fear. Now I’m free.”
Intimate partner violence and abuse comes in many forms, whether physical, emotional or sexual, and it leaves deep marks that can be long-lasting.
Intimate partner violence and abuse includes, but is not limited to:
Transition House can provide information and education to help you in making safe choices.
This video was made possible with funding from Department of Justice, Canada, in recognition of the 2016 Victims and Survivors of Crime Week.
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