This campaign is being launched to build awareness about domestic violence in Manitoba. The goal is to prevent violence against women by explaining how to take action.
Domestic violence happens too often, and to all kinds of people. It happens when people in intimate relationships (dating, married or living together) use abusive behaviour to control or hurt their partners or ex-partners.
Abuse within families can also have serious effects. This includes elder abuse, child abuse, abuse by immediate and extended family members, etc. If this is happening in your family, please explore available services at the links below.
– physical abuse
– sexual abuse & exploitation (being used for a sexual purpose)
– mental or emotional abuse
– financial abuse
All forms of violence are unacceptable.
Domestic violence happens to women and men of all
– income levels
– physical and mental abilities
– sexual orientations
– gender identities
And it not only affects the people who are abused. It also affects the people who care about them.