Shelter Voices 2015 – Survey confirms urgent need to expand capacity in Canadian women’s shelters

Will the dialogue about abuse translate to financial support

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.

We are failing the victims of domestic violence

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.