Community safety and well being plan
Two things need to occur to end violence against women; we need women’s equality and we need to hold men accountable for their violence. Currently, society does not hold men accountable, they blame women and the systems designed to support abused women also hold women accountable or create so many barriers women give up and return to abusive situations. I believe a first step is to get men to see VAW as a man’s issue and have men hold violent men accountable for their violence while supporting women’s advocates.
— Research Participant, Traps and Gaps
26 March 2020
December 2020 – September 2021