Women Abuse Prevention Month

The provincial government stands with the victims, survivors, communities and partners across the province in recognizing Woman Abuse Prevention Month this November.

It is absolutely unacceptable that one in three women will experience sexual violence in their lifetime, with women being three times more likely to experience stalking and three-and-a-half times more likely to be a victim of intimate partner violence than men. The risk of experiencing violence is higher for women who are Indigenous, racialized or newcomers, as well as women with disabilities.

We have zero tolerance for violence against women and children in all its forms and we are taking action to prevent and address gender-based violence.

This year alone we are investing nearly $247 million to support victims of violence, and almost $29 million in violence prevention initiatives.

We encourage all Ontarians to show their support by participating in the Wrapped in Courage campaign, taking the White Ribbon pledge, joining events in your local community this month and helping those around them who may be experiencing violence.

Learn More: https://news.ontario.ca/en/statement/1003775/ontario-recognizes-woman-abuse-prevention-month