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Gender-based violence is all around us

Every 6 days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. But abusive relationships often fly under the radar — and many people end up trapped for years under threats of violence if they try to escape or reach out for help.

From stigma to safety

If you don’t think this impacts anyone you know — think again. Two-thirds (64%) of Canadians know a woman who has experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.

When it comes to abuse, we still have a culture of stigma. Stigma silences and leads to preventable tragedies.

The Canadian Women’s Foundation created the Signal for Help — a simple one-handed gesture that can be used to silently reach out for support. We also created the Guide to help you learn how you can support a friend, family member, or colleague who is experiencing abuse. This guide can help save lives.

Become a Signal for Help Responder.

By downloading the Guide and signing up for the Learning Journey, you could help save someone’s life by learning to respond to the signs of gender-based violence.

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