IRCNFF Peer Champions along with Dulce María Aguilar Ulloa, formed a new grassroots initiative called Floreciendo en Comunidad (“Flourishing in Community”). This initiative will host several events to promote education, awareness, and action on domestic violence within diverse Latin American communities in Ottawa.
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Saturday June 10th. A silent mindful walk by the lake where love is the focus. Promoting peace, safety, and joy for all women and children.
Too often, domestic violence is seen as private “family business” - something that happens behind closed doors. But domestic violence is not a private issue - it’s a community issue. It takes a community to make sure that women and children can live safe and free from abuse.
During my Master’s degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, I noticed that there were a very limited number of recent articles available in Canada on the issue of visible minority immigrant women experiencing domestic violence (DV). The literature that was available on DV experienced by immigrant women in Canada tended to focus on South Asian women, and did not reflect the diversity of experience that I was interested in.