National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

4 Mar, 2021
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Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive forms of human rights violations and has risen significantly during COVID-19. Data indicates that marginalized communities experience disproportionate rates of gender-based violence due to structural discrimination and systemic forms of oppression.
Gender-based violence affects everyone, and Canadians collectively spend a lot to deal with the aftermath each year. There are many resources available to address the impacts of gender-based violence on individuals and to offset the costs of violence related to social, health, justice, employment and community supports. As a society, we can do a lot for survivors by believing them and supporting them in their journey towards coming back to life. Learn More About Family Violence
CIWA aims to raise the awareness of employers and community members about family violence among immigrant women. These resources will enhance viewer knowledge and ability to recognize signs and respond to disclosures of family violence. Contact our Family Conflict Prevention Program for further information and support: 403-263-4414 or Family violence can show up in many ways. In this video, Amira Abed talks about the different forms of abuse and the various ways abuse can manifest itself.
Family violence affects everyone, including employers and coworkers. In this video, Ayodeji Adetimehin talks about violence as a social and workplace issue. Let’s work collectively to take action on family violence! Family violence varies for every person and relationship. In this video, Bela Gupta, talks about the common warning signs of abuse and how we can be part of the person’s natural supports.
Humaira Falak demonstrates resilience as she shares her journey in overcoming the obstacles after experiencing violence. Send your feedback Please answer this 3-minute survey: Newcomer women | Employers & Service Providers Find Support in Alberta
If you are in immediate DANGER or fear for your safety, please CALL 911.

Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS)
Alberta Victim Services
Alberta Human Services – 24/7 Help Line for Domestic Abuse
Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters – 24/7 Staffed Shelters
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (Family Conflict Prevention Program)

Crisis Lines (24/7)

Distress Centre: 403-266-4357
Alberta One-Line (for sexual violence): 1-866-403 8000
Alberta Provincial Abuse Helpline: 1-855-4HELPAB (1-855-443-5722)
Calgary Communities against Sexual Abuse: 1-877-237-5888 OR 403-237-6905
Calgary Police Victim Assistance Unit: 403-428-8398
Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team (CSART): 403- 955-6030
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse: 1-877-237-5888
Central Alberta Sexual Assault Centre: 1-866-956 1099
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-KIDS (5437)
Connect Network:

24-Hour Family Violence Help Line: 403-234-7233 (SAFE)
24-Hour Toll-Free (in Alberta): 1-866-606-7233 (SAFE)

Dragonfly Counselling and Support Centre (Bonnyville): 1-780-812-3174
Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services: 1-306-825-8255
Waypoints: 1-780-791-6708 (Sexual Trauma Support)

780-743-1190 (Family Violence Support)

Pace Community Support Sexual Assault & Trauma Centre: 1-888-377-3223
YWCA Lethbridge Amethyst Project: 1-866-296-0477 (Sexual Assault Support)

Women’s Emergency Shelters in Calgary

The Brenda Strafford Centre: 403-270-7240
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter: 403-234-7233
Discovery House: 403-670-0467
Kerby Rotary Shelter (for 55 years and older): 403-705-3250
Sheriff King Home: 403-266-0707
Sonshine Centre: 403-243-2002