For two weeks, allegations that Jian Ghomeshi violently abused women have flooded the news in Canada. In September, stomach-churning footage of National Football League player Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée to the ground in an elevator caused outrage, and a PR crisis for the NFL.
Women’s shelters blend so unobtrusively into the streetscape that most people don’t know they’re there.
If you look for them – and often you have to look for them, because their stories fade quickly from the headlines – you’ll find the victims of domestic violence who didn’t escape. Their stories are all different, but often share heartbreaking similarities of signals missed and calls for help that weren’t answered.
Heath Canada admits it needs to do more to help women and children who have been abused, including better training for doctors and “improved evidence” on what works to prevent domestic violence, newly released documents show.
A new online tool was launched Thursday designed to let victims of domestic abuse know that help is available.
A new website aims to give women and children seeking shelter from domestic abuse a one-stop connection to help.