April 12 - 16 Is Prevention Of
Violence Against Women & Girls.
1 Woman Is Murdered Every 6 Days By Her Intimate Partner. Please Help Surrey Women's Centre Raiser Awareness & Funds To Prevent Violence Against Women
The Grim Reminder of Why We Campaign
1 in 3
girls will be abused before their 18th birthday and sexual assault is the only violent crime in Canada that is not declining.
Surrey has a disproportionate number of youth under 24 yrs of age, and about 30% of homeless population in Surrey are female.
Surrey has the 2nd largest urban indigenous population in BC. Indigenous women and girls are at higher risk than non-indigenous peoples.
1 in 6
One woman in Canada is killed every 6 days by her intimate partner. This number is higher for indigenous women and women of color.
April 12 - 16 is Prevention Of Violence Against Women Week
April 12-16, 2021 is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week - a week dedicated to the plight of women and girls facing violence throughout their lives.
Surrey Women's Centre is committed to taking action to prevent and eliminate all gender-based violence. Each year we commemorate Prevention of Violence to be held on the 3rd week of April. Our goal is simple -- to raise awareness and to provide survivors access to safety, justice and a path to equality.
Statistics Canada reports that more than three-quarters of all victims in criminal harassment cases are women. Surrey Women's Centre works in collaboration with many other service providers in our community to bring together key players and build-up our capacity to address growing problem.
Your support is integral to our success.
A challenged world is one that is awakened and ready to drive change. Let's push the boundaries, let's push for progress.
Please give, speak up and let's work together to challenge the status quo!
Note: Prevention of Violence Against Women Week is celebrated every year on the third week of April, to bring attention to the plight of women, girls and those who face discrimination because of their gender or sexual orientation.
We Are Extending Our Campaign Goal
We are extending our goal to raise $30,000+ more to the end of April. Please give and help us provide critical life saving services in Surrey and surrounding municipalities.
Your gift will play a critical role in our ability to ensure that women have access to safety and justice as we strive to close the gender gap.
How You Can Help
Challenging discrimination and striving for equality is the first step in building communities where women, girls, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are fully respected. Here is how your support changes lives.
YOU can enable the safety and welfare of girls & women
The impact of gender-based violence ranges from immediate and urgent to more long-term negative consequences that have negative consequences on the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of those who have been impacted by it. And too often, it can lead to homicide or even suicide.
Medical support, counseling, outreach, education and legal intervention are tools that we provide to ensure better outcomes and de-escalation of situations that can have very grave consequences.
YOU can help to remove barriers to justice
While violence against women is a punishable crime, complex legal processes, stigma and fear of reprisal create barriers to justice. On average only about 5%-10% of sexual assault and gender based violence is reported, and worse yet, only about 1% of sexual assault cases ever end up in incarceration. This unfortunately creates a growing perception that the legal system is ineffective and is not a valid option for most women and girls facing grave danger.
SWC helps to bridge the divide between law-enforcement and those who have experienced gender-based crime. We help to establish trust or to operate in confidence ensuring the best outcomes possible when accessing justice.
YOU can help us build a more equal and empowering community
Gender based discrimination is the root of all gender-based violence. Gender based stereotypes and general demeaning or patronizing attitudes towards women create obstacles to progress and to meaningful change. Women generally have fewer opportunities, work more and earn less and are undervalued. They are also more likely to be objectified and put into uncomfortable or degrading situations where they are subject to increased abuse.
The long road to recover for women can only begin from a place of safety and a place of empowerment.
Join us April 12 - 16, 2021
Prevention of Violence Against Women Week