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  • Writer's pictureHannah Johnston

West Island Women's Shelter begins awareness campaign for victims of conjugal violence.

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

The West Island Women's Shelter (WIWS) is deploying an awareness campaign as part of the 12 days of action to eliminate violence against women.

There will be kiosks launched around the West Island with WIWS speakers and neighbourhood police stations on-site on Saturday, November 25th. They are there to answer questions and create a conversation on the problem of conjugal violence, the resources and services offered, and how to support women and children who are victims of it.

Here's where you can find them:

  • At McGill University, campus Macdonald with PDQ 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (schedule subject to slight change);

  • At Gerald Godin College with PDQ 3 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.;

  • At Super C on boulevard Gouin/Pierrefonds with PDQ 3 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.;

  • At Gerald Godin College at Galerie Des Sources with PDQ 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

  • Jardins Dorval shopping center with PDQ 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In addition to these information kiosks, the WIWS will post articles on its social media platforms about the experiences of women when dealing with the legal system. From November 25, 2023, to December 6, 2023, follow the WIWS daily to discover more about the ramifications of a "Jordan Decision" and a "Discharge" in the context of domestic abuse.

The West Island Women's Shelter provides housing and additional services to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. They offer short-term housing, second-stage flats, a free, private crisis line that is available 24/7, a follow-up meeting service in the absence of housing, assistance with social and legal procedures, awareness-raising in secondary schools, professional training, and more.


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