16 Days of Activism brings awareness about violence against women

A woman stands with her hands behind her back on a wet sidewalk in front of a grey building with a brown roof.
Bronwyn Young is a coordinator at the NSDP Transition House in Smithers. Photo by Pamela Haasen
Pamela Haasen - CICK - SmithersBC | 06-12-2023
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People around the world are observing The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence,  an annual international campaign that kicked off on November 25, The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

The campaign focus this year is called UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls”, with a special focus on programs, actions, legislature and education about preventing violence against women and girls.

Local organizations are on the front lines when it comes to keeping women and girls safe.  The Northern Society for Domestic Peace is a non-profit organization that has been in operation in Smithers for 33 years. Its housing for women and children escaping violence is called The Transition House, a safe place to recover and rebuild.

Bronwyn Young is a coordinator at The Transition House and spoke to CICK News about the programs and supports offered by the Northern Society for Domestic Peace.

Listen to the interview below: