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Family Violence Prevention Month

06 November 2015 

Public Service Announcement

Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month. The Department of Family Services and Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council invite individuals and organizations to join us as we raise awareness on family violence.

Nunavut experiences rates of family violence that are twelve times higher than the national average. Together, we can continue to model healthy relationships in our homes and communities, and send a united message that violence does not belong in our families, our communities and our territory.

This November, we also urge Nunavummiut to learn who to contact if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse. Please reach out to your community members, local Family Services office or local RCMP detachment. Visit www.gov.nu.ca/family-services/information/family-violence for more information on victim support services, emergency contacts and other resources.

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Media Contact:

Jade Owen
Communications Specialist
Department of Family Services
867-975-5207
jowen@gov.nu.ca