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Make It Your Business Lunch and Learn for Family Violence Prevention Week

RESCHEDULED TO STORM DATE

Friday, February 15
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Access PEI O’Leary
45 East Drive
O’Leary

Join the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women and PEI Family Violence Prevention Services (FVPS) for a video viewing and facilitated conversation using FVPS’s video series Make It Your Business. The event will take place in the boardroom at Access PEI, O’Leary at 45 East Drive.

The Make It Your Business videos were created by PEI Family Violence Prevention Services and partners to help people recognize signs of family violence and to learn safe and effective actions to take when you see violence in your workplace or in public settings.

You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. We’ll provide coffee, tea, juice, and snacks.

All are welcome. Free admission.

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Presentation on Family Violence Prevention

Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Presentation on Family Violence Prevention
to the Standing Committee on Health, Social Services and Seniors

Presented by Jane Ledwell, Executive Director
and Michelle Jay, Program Coordinator
March 12, 2014

Excerpt from presentation, page 1:

Every year for over twenty years, Island women organize and host a Montreal Massacre Memorial Service on December 6th. We honour the memory of murdered women with roses and candles and Silent Witnesses. We remember the 14 victims of the Montreal Massacre of 1989, but also the 9 Prince Edward Island women who have been murdered since 1989 at the hands of men who knew them.

Some of these women’s deaths fell into the category of “family violence,” committed by dating partners, common-law or marital partners, or exes. But some of these deaths were not “family violence.” Some were murdered by acquaintances or neighbours. The women murdered in the Montreal Massacre were murdered by a stranger, but they were selected, singled out, and murdered because they were women.

This is part of the reason that the Advisory Council on the Status of Women talks about “violence against women and children” as well as “family violence.” As a province, we need to work on both. Both violence against women and family violence are about power and control. And, we argue strongly, the root causes of both are found in gender inequality which distributes power and control unequally in families and in society.

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