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Let’s End Domestic
Violence in Alberta

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS PERVASIVE.

Worldwide, almost one-third (27%) of women aged 15-49 years who have been in a relationship report that they have been subjected to some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner.

Source: World Health Organization – Violence Against Women

Youth who experience dating violence are up to 2x more likely to experience physical, intimate partner violence later in life.

Source: Exner-Cortens, D., Eckenrod, J., Bunge, J., & Rothman, E. (2017)
Revictimization After Adolescent Dating Violence in a Matched National Sample of Youth.
Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(2), 176-183.

In Canada, a woman is killed by her intimate partner every 6 days.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2019

Together, we can shatter the shame, stigma, and stand up against domestic violence. Together, we can say NO MORE.

CONTACT US

Mailing Address:


Alberta Says NO MORE Society
PO Box 68071 Crowfoot PO
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3G 3N8

QUESTIONS?

Please call 911 immediately if you, or someone you know, is in danger. For additional help and support resources, go to our Need Help page.

TAKE THE PLEDGE


By pledging, we are making a commitment to drive change; to stand up, not stand by. Let’s commit to an Alberta free of domestic violence.


TOGETHER, WE PLEDGE TO

KNOW MORE

Silence and lack of knowledge about domestic violence play a large part in why it continues to persist. Understanding the warning signs or red flags for domestic violence and abuse is a critical first step in addressing and helping to prevent these crimes.

STAND WITH SURVIVORS

If someone discloses that they have or are being abused, let them know that they are at no fault. It may be difficult for them to talk about the abuse and you can support them  as a friend without having specific expertise. Reassure them that they are not alone, they are not to blame for what happened and that there is help and support out there. Help them find local resources to support their needs and safety, and provide them with the appropriate hotline info but ultimately, respect their decision and be patient. Healing from trauma is a lifelong journey.

SPEAK UP

Challenge yourself and others to not use language or expressions that denigrate any gender. Speak up to let others know that their comments are limiting and offensive and have no place anywhere in our society. Challenge comments that blame the domestic violence and abuse victims for what has happened to them. Learn how you can safely step in and speak up when you’re witnessing behaviour that may put someone in danger.