Halton’s 23rd Annual Take Back the Night

SAVIS of Halton, in partnership with the members of the Take Back the Night Committee, invites you to attend Halton’s 23rd annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march. This important community event will be held on September 18th, 2013 at the L.G. Branch Auditorium at the Mainway Arena— 4015 Mainway, Burlington and will run from 6:00 — 8:30 pm. Halton’s TBTN provides a space to ...
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Women Abuse Prevention Month

November is Women Abuse Prevention Month. It is important that we educate ourselves and others about the prevalence of women abuse. One third of women over the age of sixteen have experienced at least one incident of sexual assault. Less than 10% of sexual assaults are reported to the police. It is crucial that we take the time to talk about, and recognize, that this is somethi...
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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6th, 1989, a man entered the École Polytechnique de Montréal, separated the male and female engineering students, and shot the women. This became known as the Montreal Massacre. The tragic day now marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. It is a day when we remember the fourteen women who died and recognize this day for action. Tog...
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International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25th is the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It also marks the tragic day in 1960 when three innocent and courageous women were murdered. The Mirabal sisters, Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa were activists in the Dominican Republic who fought against the dictatorship of the leader Rafael Trujill. Truill ultimately ordered their assas...
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