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Women Empowerment

  • 1 hour
  • Number 1 Road

Service Description

In partnership with other community organizations such as Somali Women Empowerment Society and Unique Get Together Society, our women empowerment program is a peer-support program that empowers women of African, Indigenous and Middle Eastern Descent to seek further supports and help. This program is designed through our food security and share program and community gardening program. This is a women-only program led by women for women. The program is culturally sensitive to the needs of participants. Individuals meet through shared values in food and farming (Community Gardening) to support each other. The impact of COVID 19 has increased the physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and financial abuse of women. Specifically, Intimate Partner Abuse, especially within Low-Income Households and Immigrant women has increased. It is estimated that there were over 107,000 victims of police-reported intimate partner violence (IPV) in Canada in 2019. For 660 victims of IPV, a firearm was present. Women accounted for almost 8 in 10 victims of all IPV incidents and they were even more likely to be the victim in the 660 IPV incidents where a firearm was present. Cultural and socioeconomic indicators such as stigma, label, stereotype, shame, neglect, banishment, ostracism, negatively impact women going through Abuse and Trauma in BC.

Contact Details

  • 200-12235 No 1 RdRichmond, BC V7E 1T6

    (604) 250-5171

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