Join the movement! For every mask sold, $10 will go to the shelter in support of the resources that are in place to provide counselling and shelter to the women and children who are victims of conjugal violence.

The West Island Women’s Shelter has created The SPEAK OUT movement in partnership with Masqueteers, a local family business who has donated their e-commerce sales platform and has supplied the masks to serve this initiative. The SPEAK OUT concept was created by the Seniors In Action group operating out of the West Island. We are extremely grateful for their generosity and insight.  

 

Globally, an estimated 137 women are killed by their intimate partner or a family member every day. Around one third of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner, and 18% have experienced such violence in the past 12 months.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, one out of every 10 women in Canada is affected by conjugal violence. From March to June of 2020, police intervention for conflicts involving domestic violence has increased by 12%. 

 

SPEAK OUT reminds all of us that we have a voice, we have the right to use it, and real change can only happen when we do.

 

#maskednotsilenced

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