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Women's Resources and Kawartha Lakes raise flag for Elimination of Violence Against Women

Deputy Mayor Pat O'Reilly and Women's Resources Board Member Kris Nelson raise Wrapped In Courage flag

Kawartha Lakes - On November 25, the Board of Directors for Women’s Resources of Kawartha Lakes hosted a Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The “Wrapped In Courage” flag from the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) was raised by Deputy Mayor Pat O'Reilly and Women's Resources Board Member Kris Nelson (pictured below). Similar Proclamations are being declared in communities across Ontario signalling a commitment to ending gender-based violence and to ensure survivors know they are not alone.

Deputy Mayor Pat O'Reilly and Women's Resources Board Member Kris Nelson raise Wrapping In Courage flag

Gender-based violence is often an invisible issue, and many women and gender-diverse individuals may not be aware of the services that are available in their own community. Violence Against Women (VAW) shelters across Ontario have a key role to play when it comes to addressing gender-based violence and preventing femicide.

Women’s Resources provides a range of services to those identifying as women and their children. These include emergency shelter, crisis line and outreach counselling services.  Plus, Vicky’s Values, our gently used clothing and housewares store, provides gift certificates to clients in need and the proceeds from the sale of donated items helps to support programs and services.

For more information, contact Carolyn Fox, Women's Resources Fund Development Director, at 705-324-7649 Ext 223 or cfox@womensresources.ca

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