Welcome to the NEVR website!
Here, you will find our campaign news, upcoming events, as well as links to various NEVR platforms, and initiatives. NEVR members include service providers, educators, police, justice and government. The Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR) campaigns to work toward the ultimate goal of eliminating violence in relationships in our community. NEVR will focus on all aspects of relationship violence; physical, sexual, emotional and financial, and its effects on all members of the family and the community. Relationships include intimate partners, adults and seniors & children within families. We will:
• Engage the support and commitment from all stakeholders through education, awareness, advocacy and collaboration.
• Create a forum for the coordination of open and efficient service delivery and public policy. We will establish a resource repository for service providers, community leaders, educators and government bodies.
• Work with the various components of the media to help us deliver the message: “VIOLENCE IN REALTIONSHIPS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN OUR COMMUNITY”.
16 Days of Activism November 25- December 10
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10, the World Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991.
The 16 Days are an opportunity to come together as Canadians, and with partners around the world, to call out and speak up on gender-based violence and to renew our commitment to ending violence against women, girls, LGBTQ2 (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two Spirit), and gender diverse individuals. In Canada, we also observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, honouring the memory of the women we lost during the tragic mass shooting at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989.
NEVR is speaking out and making a call for action for a National Action Plan.
Relationship violence is a huge issue that needs to be addressed. A House of Commons Petition has been created by NEVR asking the government to create a national action plan to address relation violence including a national healthy relationship campaign. Please Click here, read and sign petition today! You must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant to sign!
10 Personal Actions (Adapted from UN Women)
New Resources on RV Released by NEVR Members!
Title: Making Sense of a Global Pandemic: Relationship Violence & Working Together Towards a Violence Free Society
Description: This on-line book provides a wealth of information on relationship violence focusing amongst other things on definitions; the scope of the problem, theoretical frameworks, interventions and prevention strategies. It provides information on legal statutes (Provincial; Federal and International) and contains numerous links to additional resources to inform the reader. The book also highlights some emerging issues such as the importance of cultural safety; relationship violence in the work place and on post-secondary campuses
Authors: Balbir Gurm, Glaucia Salgado, Jennifer Marchbank, and Sheila Early
Read for free at https://kpu.pressbooks.pub/nevr/
National Day of Remembrance and Action
On December 6, 1989, 13 female students and a female administrator at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered because they were women. The shocking impact of their deaths led Parliament to designate December 6 as a national day of remembrance. Nearly 30 years later, the effects of this tragedy continue to be felt and women remain targets because of their gender.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is about remembering victims; it is also a time to take action. We each have the opportunity and the responsibility to stand up against misogyny, sexism, and hate — and it starts with creating a culture of respect.
As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the fact that women in Canada, and around the world, continue to face disproportionate levels of violence each and every day.
It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. Finally, it is a day for communities to consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
In addition to the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women takes place on November 25 and marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.