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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”.

NEWS: Community Champion Toolkit has been updated and new Toolkit for Men who suffer abuse added!

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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is an annual international campaign that begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and goes until December 10,  Human Rights' Day.  Founder Balbir Gurm will attend vigils on Dec 3 at the Reach Art Gallery, Abbotsford at 1PM and December 6 at Holland Park, Surrey at 5:30 PM and speak about how each one of us can take action and  address gender-based violence.


NEVR 13th Annual Conference Theme: Programs, Prevention and Practice  May 18, 25 June 1, 8 2023 To register click here


Job Posting: NEVR Project Coordinator


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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

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