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How you can identify and help women at risk of abuse (PDF)
Safety planning for women who are abused (PDF)
How to talk to men who are abusive (PDF)

To talk to someone who can help, call 1-855-225-0220
Or contact a transition house or shelter for abused women in your area: www.thans.ca

Click on the links below to learn more:

How you can identify and help women at risk of abuse (PDF)

Are you worried that a friend or family member is being abused? Are you worried that a friend or family member is abusive or violent to his wife, girlfriend or partner? This program can help you learn about the warning signs of woman abuse and how you may be able to talk to about it with your loved ones.

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a campaign to help people learn about the signs of violence against women.

For more information, click here (PDF).
 

Safety planning for women who are abused (PDF)

Are you experiencing domestic violence or abuse by your partner, but aren’t sure how to protect yourself or find a safe place? If someone gave you this brochure, they are worried about your safety.

Domestic violence is deliberate and purposeful violence, abuse, and intimidation by one person against another in an intimate relationship. It happens when one person uses violence or threats that cause fear, physical or psychological harm. It may be a single act or a series of acts that form a pattern of abuse. We sometimes call this “intimate partner violence” or “family violence” or gender-based violence. Women are most often the victims and men are most often the perpetrators. It can happen in any relationship, including same-sex, transgender and intersex relationships as well.

This brochure describes some things you can do to keep yourself and your children safer. Neighbours, Friends and Families is a campaign to help people learn about the signs of violence against women.

For more information, click here (PDF).

 
How to talk to men who are abusive (PDF)

Are you worried that a friend or family member is abusive or violent to his wife, girlfriend or partner? This program can help you learn about the warning signs of domestic violence and how you may be able to talk to him about his abusive behaviour. 

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a campaign to help people learn about the signs of violence against women.

For more information, click here (PDF).