Shatter the Silence, Stop the Violence

November is the month dedicated to exposing the truth behind gender-related violence. In Ontario it marks Woman Abuse Prevention Month. Unfortunately, the annual gathering of hundreds of allies, advocates and survivors in Windsor's Charles Clark Square is prohibited due to COVID-19. 

'Shine the Light' is the annual campaign operated by Hiatus House, a local shelter for battered women and children seeking asylum. This is an emotional gathering to raise awareness, voice stories, advocate for victims and educate our community. The event is on a pause and yet now, more than ever, there is a concern not just about violence, but how people in violent situations are seeking help during this global pandemic.

Please participate in the effort to end gender-based violence this month with a donation to Hiatus House, sharing this link, wearing  purple, educating yourself with podcasts/books/articles and supporting our women.  


The Future of Safety, Monday, July 13, 2020
How are those in violent situations seeking help during a pandemic? And why is it that we’re seeing the numbers of reported incidents actually decrease in some areas?

For Domestic Abuse Victims, Home is Where the Violence is
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic a dangerous new trend is spiking- uptick in domestic violence reports.


Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women 
by: Elaine Weiss

It Ends with Us 
by: Colleen Hoover 

by: Tara Westover 

Black and Blue 
by: Anna Quindlen 

Get 24/7 anonymous crisis counselling and referral services for Francophone and French speaking women.

Toll-free: 1-877-336-2433 

Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511
Toll-free TTY: 1-866-863-7868


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