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- April 23, 2014
Impact of Family Violence Conference: A South Asian Perspective
The Social Services Network and partners
are proud to present the Fourth annual conference, “Impact of family violence: a South Asian perspective” on May 14th & 15th in Durham Region.
Hosted by the Durham Regional Police.
Partner abuse is a serious and globally prevalent public health issue. In 2006, Statistics Canada reported that there were over 38,000 incidents of family violence reported to the police all across Canada.
While violence against women impacts all sectors of the community, female, child victims and seniors who are recent immigrants and/or of low-income status are more likely to suffer more severe and prolonged abuse in their relationships.
There is a need to break the cycle of family violence within the South Asian community in the Greater Toronto Area by bringing about multi-level change – within individuals, the communities and the institutional system.
When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 & Thursday, May 15, 2014
Where: University of Ontario Institue of Technology & Durham College
Time: 8am to 5pm (both days)
Tickets: Early Bird $100 (before April 15) | Regular $130
To purchase tickets or for more information please click HERE or contact Meccana Ali at 905-940-7864 ext. 223 or via Email.
The Conference Aims To:
- Implement an informative, empowering and engaging conference on family violence within the South Asian community and to bring awareness and change
- Expose Family Violence issues/challenges and identify the root causes
- Inform the public of all services and programs including community programs (Government and NGO’s) that currently support family violence
- Empower decision makers to be able to make informed decisions and assess the possibilities of implementing short-term and long-term changes