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Women can leave if they want to – There are many reasons why women don’t leave an abusive relationship: financial-she may depend on her partner’s income; emotional-she may feel that she can’t make it alone; low self-esteem, fear, and the belief that marriage is forever; concerned about what family and friends will think; feels she has nowhere else to go; does not know where to go for help; is embarrassed; she doesn’t want to break up the family.

 Alcohol/drugs cause a man to abuse – In many instances the use of alcohol/drugs will make an abusive situation worse but it does not cause it. Abuse is a manipulative technique used to instill fear and elicit control over another individual.

Women provoke abuse – No one deserves to be abused. Abusive partners use the excuse that they were provoked to escape taking responsibility for their abusive behaviour.

Only young women are abused – Abuse can happen to anyone in any form. Mature women in their 70’s and 80’s have sought shelter at Third Place.

Families are always supportive – Many families are very supportive of the abused member, but there are also many families who are not supportive. They feel that the abusive person is not being truthful, or that such things should be kept within the family and not made public. Some families have had abuse happen throughout generations so that to them it is a normal part of their family life. Abuse is not normal behaviour, it is wrong and some abuse can result in criminal charges.

Abusive partners are mentally ill – All abusers are not mentally ill. Some abusers use violence in certain situations while others use psychological abuse to intimidate and control. Most abusers are not abusive in other outside relationships.

He loves her but she makes him jealous – Relationships based on respect and trust are loving. Abusive partners will often get jealous when they feel that they may be losing control over their partner. The abusive partner has an irrational fear that he may lose his partner so chooses to react in a jealous manner. This is his choice and he could choose to react in an not-abusive way.

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DAY 2: 16 days of activism against gender based violence"On April 30, 2021, A Report to Guide the Implementation of a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence was given to the federal government of Canada.With this report, governments at all levels now have the definitive answer to the question:***What will it take to achieve a Canada free of gender-based violence?***This report is the culmination of 10 years of advocacy for a National Action Plan (NAP)."Read the report here:nationalactionplan.ca/#takeaction ... See MoreSee Less
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence ! :...is an annual international campaign which lastsFROM: November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against WomenUNTIL: December 10, the World Human Rights Day.The 16 Days are an opportunity to come together as Canadians, and with partners around the world, to call out and speak up on gender-based violence and to renew our commitment to ending violence against women, girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+(two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, plus ), and gender diverse individuals.The 16 Days is an opportunity to come together to address injustices and take immediate action to create safe homes, communities, and workplaces for everyone.Between November 25 and December 10, we invite you to join the conversation and reflect on the immediate actions you can take to end gender-based violence."Read more:women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/commemorations-celebrations/16-days/about-16-days.html?fbclid=... ... See MoreSee Less
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The Truro Pride Society will be recognizing Trans Day of Remembrance on Nov 20th, at 6pm.The Town of Truro will be lighting up the Truro Library in the trans pride flag. We will be reading the names of those known to have lost their lives to transphobic violence in the past year.This event will be shared through Facebook Live, and in person, (while respecting public health measures) as we recognize and remember those who lost their lives to hate and bigotry, may they rest in power."The Truro Pride Society will be recognizing Trans Day of Remembrance on Nov 20th, at 6pm.The Town of Truro will be lighting up the Truro Library in the trans pride flag. We will be reading the names of those known to have lost their lives to transphobic violence in the past year.We will be sharing this event through Facebook Live or bring a candle and join us in person (while respecting public health measures) as we recognize and remember those who lost their lives to hate and bigotry, may they rest in power. ... See MoreSee Less
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DAY 2: 16 days of activism against gender based violence

***What will it take to achieve a Canada free of gender-based violence?***

This report is the culmination of 10 years of advocacy for a National Action Plan (NAP)."

Read the report here:
https://t.co/A0w7nFUXdQ

Today begins 16 days of activism against gender based violence. Between November 25 and December 10, we invite you to join the conversation and reflect on the immediate actions you can take to end gender-based violence.

https://t.co/qICxomtpj7

If you need some help creating your special holiday this year, consider applying for support through the Christmas Index Program (for Colchester County Families):

https://t.co/7BMzumzM64

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