The Province of BC has proclaimed April 16-22th, 2017 as Prevention of Violence Against Women Week. Violence against women is not just a woman's issue; violence against women affects us all by impacting the safety and wellbeing of our mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, partners and friends. The Prevention of Violence Against Women Week annual campaign recognizes that violence against women happens too often in BC communities and that it cannot be unspoken-about. The initiative raises awareness of a woman’s right to live free from violence, and encourages the growth in programs that assist women who are fleeing violence. For more information, take a look at these infographics, showing violence statistics and suggestions for change. Together, we can all help to end violence against women, youth, and children in our communities.