Join the Movement!
Purchase our items branded “Speak Out” in support of women and children who are victims of conjugal violence. With every purchase, you speak out for those who feel they have lost their voice and declare yourself an ally in the fight against conjugal violence. All sale profits will be used to provide free counselling and shelter to women and children who are victims of conjugal violence.
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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. In Québec, the number of femicides in a conjugal context has increased tremendously, going from 8 in 2020 to 14 in the first half of 2021 and leaving more than 27 orphans.
Today, children and women who are victims of conjugal violence need more support than ever. SPEAK OUT reminds all of us that we have a voice and that real change can only happen when we use it.
The West Island Women’s Shelter has created The SPEAK OUT movement in partnership with Masqueteers, a local family business that supplies the merchandise 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.