What is Gender-based Violence (GBV)?

The United Nations defines Gender Based Violence as: "Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life."

(UN 1993)

Do you know your rights?

Who's affected?

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If you are in crisis, or experiencing an emergency please call 911 or the 24-hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888