In Canada, 3,300 women and their 3,000 children sleep in shelters to escape domestic violence each day. And every six days, a Canadian woman dies at the hands of her intimate partner.
**365 days a year, 24 hours a day, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is there for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Unfortunately, the needs of women and children served by the YWCA outpace the level of government and other agency investment.
Here is where you come in men. If women and children are to thrive, community investment in YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is essential. Domestic violence is not a personal issue, but a community one.
Every man that walks in YWCA’s Trent Valley Honda Walk A Mile in Her Shoes and every person who supports him helps save lives, relieve deep suffering, and strengthen our whole community.
This -> Walk A Mile Peterborough is May 29th this year. You can register here.
“I want to see us teach our sons and daughters that abusing someone you love and evoking fear in their lives for any reason is not acceptable." —Joel Willett
“Participating in YWCA Trent Valley Honda Walk A Mile in Her Shoes is an amazing way to add your voice to the growing movement saying violence has no place in our community.” —YWCA Executive Director Lynn Zimmer
This year’s Walk will take place Friday, May 29th, beginning in front of Peterborough City Hall at noon. New teams are being formed every day. You can also walk as an individual.