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Family Violence Prevention Month

01 November 2016 

Public Service Announcement

Family Violence Prevention Month

Start Date: November 1, 2016

End Date: November 30, 2016

Nunavut-wide 45 sec

November is Family Violence Prevention Month. The Department of Family Services and Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council invite individuals and organizations to join us as we raise awareness on family violence.

Nunavut experiences rates of family violence that are twelve times higher than the national average. Together, we can continue to model healthy relationships in our homes and communities, and send a united message that violence does not belong in our families, our communities and our territory.

This November, we also urge Nunavummiut to learn who to contact if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse. Please reach out to your community members, local Family Services office or local RCMP detachment. Visit http://www.gov.nu.ca/family-services/information/family-violence for more information on victim support services, emergency contacts and other resources.

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Media Contact:

Megan Blair

Communications Specialist

Department of Family Services

867-975-5250

MBlair1@gov.nu.ca