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VAW Awareness Raising

Women’s Services aims to raise awareness for the prevention of violence against women in our community and to support those who are experiencing any form of abuse or violence in order that they can improve their current situation and live violence free.


Our #BeTheOne campaign was created to raise awareness for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6). This campaign featured daily posts on statistics, resources and ways to take action to prevent violence, as well as a video PSA produced by Durham College MAD Department “Collaboragency” students and faculty.


We joined Durham College Whitby for their week of Art, Action, and Awareness of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.

It was a privilege to take part in this event and show our support for MMIWG at this week of awareness raising and remembrance for indigenous women who have lost their lives as a result of violence. The events were held across Durham College and at the First Peoples Indigenous Centre in Oshawa. Women’s Services was able to collect more than 40 red dresses and help with the installation throughout the Oshawa Campus.

Photos: Global News and Durham College