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The shelter has been bustling for the past couple of weeks, busy with holiday preparations and festivities! At Interval House, the winter holidays are one of our favourite times of year, as it’s truly a time for the women and children at the shelter to heal, relax, and have fun.
As 2014 comes to an end, we’re reflecting on our successes of the past year. We’re proud of the work we’ve done here at Interval House and are thrilled to have helped 69 women and 71 children begin a new life free from domestic violence. But there is much more to be done, and we’re hoping for your support this holiday season.
December 10th marks International Human Rights Day, ending the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. This year’s theme, Human Rights 365, is a nod to the prevailing idea that basic human rights should be recognized every single day of the year. One of those basic rights? To have shelter and live without violence, in every town, city, and country across the globe. At Interval House, that is our hope for every woman and child leaving abusive homes.
For the 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence (November 25-December 10), Interval House is featuring the amazing work being done by other violence against women agencies in the GTA. This is the third blog in our 16 Days Series.
It’s hard to believe that 25 years have passed since the tragic massacre in Montreal. In 1989, 14 women studying engineering were murdered by Marc Lepine at L’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal – solely because of their gender.
Sadly, all these years later the problem of violence against women is as pervasive as ever. Everywhere you look, there’s another story in the news—from Ray Rice to Jian Ghomeshi to Bill Cosby and beyond, the epidemic of violence against women is worldwide and cuts across all classes.
For the 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence (November 25-December 10), Interval House is featuring the amazing work being done by other violence against women agencies in the GTA. This is the first blog in our 16 Days Series.