TGovernmhe ent of Newfoundland and Labrador is joining community partners in proclaiming February as Violence Prevention Month with the goal of raising awareness of the many types of violence and its impacts. Through the Violence Prevention Initiative, government and community partners are taking action needed to reduce the many types of violence in our province including physical assault, sexual, emotional, psychological, spiritual and cultural violence, verbal and financial abuse, and neglect.
Violence in any form is never acceptable. The Provincial Government is working closely with community partners to address violence. Organizations including the Regional Coordinating Committees Against Violence, the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Advisory Council of the Status of Women, Seniors NL, the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis Prevention Centre, and the province’s women’s centres are fundamental in efforts to reduce violence. “Our government is committed to working with community partners to find solutions to end violence. We thank them for their work and commitment. Together, we will take the positive steps needed to end violence so that everyone can live, work, learn and play in a society where they are safe,” said Siobhan Coady, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women.
As outlined in the backgrounder below, Regional Coordinating Committees Against Violence are holding events throughout the province to recognize Violence Prevention Month, including Pink Shirt Day on February 28.
On social media, follow #OneIdeaNL to learn more about Violence Prevention Month activities.