It’s a Crime!

Women abuse is a crime and can have profound negative effects on the women and children who witness it.

Are You/Have you been sexually abused?

If you are or have been abused call the Pavilion for support and prepare an Emergency Escape Plan.

Chances are if it happened once, it will happen again!

Call 1-888-871-9090 24hrs a day for assistance and support

 Women Abuse Dispelling the Myths

The Cycle of Abuse and Why Men Abuse & Why Women Stay

Characteristics Of Women Abuse And Their Abuser

Definitions of Abuse

Physical Abuse

Physical Abuse

Includes hitting, shoving, slapping, kicking, choking, using a weapon, threatening to assault.

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

Includes forcing a woman to have sex against her wishes. This includes any unwanted touching, kissing, fondling or sexual threats.

Psychological/
Emotional Abuse

Psychological/
Emotional Abuse

Includes insulting, name calling, blaming, threatening suicide, attempts to control another person’s thinking, social contacts, activities and behaviour.

Economic Abuse

Economic Abuse

Includes the restriction and withholding of financial resources, including prevention from obtaining or maintaining employment

The Effects of Abuse

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Substance Misuse
  • Fear and Panic Attacks

If you know someone who is being abused

  • Be supportive, listen and be patient.
  • Encourage her to seek support and shelter.
  • Tell her that she does not deserve the abuse – It is not her fault.
  • Know the numbers for emergency services in your area.
  • Prepare an emergency bag with keys, identification, legal papers, money, medications.
  • Take only what you can, safely!