October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women's advocates across the nation who were working to en violence against women and their children. [from Google]
It seems the perfect month to unveil our latest anti-violence campaign. On June 1st, 2014, '1 in Four: the domestic violence project' had a table at the Walk of No Shame event (previously SlutWalk), in downtown Hamilton, ON. One of the activities we invited visitors at our table to participate in was a new Photo Project we have been putting together, asking women what it is that empowers them. Answers ranged from the love and support of family to community engagement and believing in personal strength.
Here are the many brave women who agreed to have their photos shared: