Day of remembrance marks dramatic increases in demand at women’s shelter, says executive director

Walk a mile in her shoes

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is an annual event where men show their support of abused women and children, plus raise money for Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre.

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Fifty-two women in Ontario were killed by a spouse or partner over the last year. On average, that is one woman per week.

It is a shocking statistic. The danger to women in abusive situations has grown since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. And while measures related to the pandemic have changed, the increases in violence against women have not. In fact, it’s worse.

Earlier this week, on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, it was a stark reminder.

Nancy Johnston, executive director of Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre, will walk us through the numbers and shed light on the complex web of issues that make it so challenging in Northumberland and everywhere else.

Originally aired: December 9, 2022

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