16 Days of Activism – Nov 25 – Dec 10
In coordination with 16 Days of Activism, the Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS) has launched a fundraising campaign on the GoFundMe crowdfunding platform to raise money for our Women’s Helplines Project.
The vision of the project is for women and children to be safe wherever they are. As a concrete first step, we aim to create a database and website with easily accessible information on trustworthy women’s helplines in every country of the world.
Such a resource does not exist yet. And in some parts of the world there are no women’s helplines. We want this to change.
This initiative could not have come at a more urgent time. The impact of COVID-19 on women and girls is staggering. According to UN Women there has been an intensification of intimate partner violence: an estimated 243 million women and girls have been affected in the past 12 months.
In lockdown, millions of vulnerable women are confined to their homes with abusive partners. Official figures show a 25 to 50 percent increase in reported cases of domestic violence during the pandemic.
Now more than ever, victims of sexual and domestic violence need discreet access to helplines, advice, and other services. Yet over a quarter of countries worldwide do not have helplines.
The goals of the Worldwide Women’s Helplines Project are to (1) create a website with a complete and certified database of existing national helplines, and (2) campaign to create trustworthy helplines in countries where none exist.
To do this, we need funding to pay for salaries, equipment, communications, travel, translation services, and other costs.
Please help support our GoFundMe by making a donation and sharing this information with people in your networks. Our goal is to raise US$90,000 (€75,000). With every US$15,000 we can fund a regional network for one year to coordinate and support the project in their region.
Together we can build a safe and secure website for phone numbers and other resources, so that women can reach out for assistance, wherever they are in the world.
Feeling Stressed, Call Us
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed and fearful during these challenging and uncertain times, we invite you to reach out to Tri-City Transitions Society for support.
Let’s stay connected during this time. We want to help you. Reach out.
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Reach out for a 30 minute chat with our Counselors to support you during this time of isolation. Tri- City Transitions Society youth support is open and available to YOU in real time either by phone or virtually online. Your health and well-being is important to us. Although you may feel alone and your life looks different at this time, we are hear to support you. Let’s connect. We are one phone call away, don’t hesitate just pick up the phone and reach out.
“I used to love the way he was protective of me – he would always say he would ‘look after’ me. For the first time in my life, it made me feel safe and loved. Little did I know that that really meant that he wanted to make all the decisions and I had no choice in the matter. We had a great relationship, but this all changed once we got married.
I wasn’t allowed to do things like go out with my friends – it felt like I had no life. I would try to ignore him and focus on work and household chores. When he started nagging, I would leave and go for a drive to get away. When I returned, he would be sweet, then turn back into the nasty, controlling person he was…
We are committed to strengthening family and community by breaking the cycle of abuse.
We’re here to help you during an emergency, please do not hesitate to call our 24-hour Tri-Cities emergency shelter or crisis resource lines.
Due to COVID-19, we are providing online support. Please call:
604-941-7111 for assistance.
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Tri-City Transitions Society
Tri-City Transitions Society, founded in 1975, is a respected and established registered charity providing emergency shelter and social support for women and children fleeing family violence and abuse in the Tri-City communities of Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra. We rely on charitable donations from the community to continue our critical work.
Tri-City Transitions supports all individuals who have experienced domestic violence, and offers women and children a safe, secure place to rest, rejuvenate, and rebuild their lives. If you or someone you know needs help, contact us.
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Tri-City Transitions works to aid the women, children and families that walk through our doors every day of every year. We provide every individual with a variety of resources and services to help them move forward and adjust in their new lives. Tri-city Transitions is committed to make a proactive impact in the lives of individuals that reach out to them as well as the community. Our aim is to create a violence-free community.
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