FAMILY VIOLENCE isn’t one act committed by one person. Communities, Governments, and friends can all be contributors to Family Violence. It wasn’t until 1983 that Canadian law outlawed marital rape . “Family violence is more than just beating a partner or child. It’s the abuse of power to harm or control a person who was or is a family member.” The Alberta Government now recognizes NOVEMBER AS FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH which replicates a campaign that was started in Hinton in 1986 . So for the month of November we’ll be posting stories that hopefully help identify family violence so that communities are able to recognize there contribution to violence and find ways to end the abuse.
This blog was created as a place to share stories from all people, about all situations in which one experiences, witnesses or participates in disrespectful, abusive and /or wrongful acts against fellow members of the human race. In sharing these stories, we believe that things can begin to change. By shedding light on the unseen and unspoken, by talking about our stories, the power is put back in to our hands.
It's your story, do not stay silent. It starts now - Free your voice!