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8th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk
Join us on Sunday, August 25th at 9:30 a.m. for Interim Place's Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk. The Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk raises essential funds that enable Interim Place to support the women and children we serve, and critical awareness on the issue of violence against women in Peel Region.
Femicide is the most common killer of women and girls worldwide, with the greatest threat coming from current or former intimate partners. Closer to home, 148 women and girls were killed in acts of femicide in 2018, with eight of these occurring in Peel Region alone. One woman or girl is killed every 2.5 days in Canada. The Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk raises much-needed funds to support women and children fleeing violence in Peel Region and honours the lives that have been lost to gender-based violence, as well as the many women and children who have contacted us or walked through our doors.
The Walk will begin at J.C. Saddington Park, with a rose vigil for the women who have lost their lives in Peel Region due to gender-based violence in the past ten years. Participants will make their way to the Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, the site of Interim Place's original safe haven, which was established in 1981. There we will remember the over 43,000 women and children who have walked through our doors, or accessed our services, in the past 38 years. We will also honour and reflect on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across Canada.
This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event, and we encourage all members of our community to join us and step forward to end violence against women in our community.
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