Violence Against Women
On Tuesday, a couple hundred Edmonton men came down to Churchill Square and spent their lunch hour walking in high heels. They also raised more than $120,000 for the violence prevention and treatment programs that we offer here at YWCA Edmonton.
As you may have heard, a Prince Albert woman named Marlene Bird was brutally attacked on June 1, 2014 in Prince Albert and transferred to the University of Alberta hospital here in Edmonton for treatment.
YWCA Edmonton has been in touch with Marlene and her family, who have come out to Edmonton to support Marlene in her recovery. We have been assisting family members with food cards and gas cards and are willing to offer our counselling services if required.
"Violence against women and girls is unacceptable. Period."
Teenage girls escaping violence need support says Anita Majumdar
Fresh from Midnight’s Children, award-winner joins YWCA Canada Rose Campaign
Toronto, Dec. 6, 2012 - Award winning actor, playwright and dancer Anita Majumdar is raising awareness of YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls.
Ottawa, Monday, November 26, 2012 – Most teenage girls and young women who leave home are trying to escape sexual abuse and violence, says YWCA Canada, but when they hit the street, they don’t find safety. Violence and abuse lie in wait, along with a high risk of poverty, addiction and prison.