Resources

Leaving abuse and starting a new life in the city: a transition guide for women

Violence against women is not a natural or traditional part of any of our cultures, but the effects of colonization have left some communities, homes and relationships toxic and abusive.

One of the most difficult decisions you may have to make in your life, as an Indigenous woman, is to leave an abusive relationship and find a new life in a new city. But sometimes it’s necessary to do so, for yourself and for your children. Making this decision and changing your life significantly is naturally a scary thing; in a new city you may not know anyone or have any idea of where to go for support.

Click the link below to access our transition guide to help you through your decision to leave and steps to take in order to stay safe and start fresh. 

DOWNLOAD/VIEW TRANSITION GUIDE

More Stories

Despite the upsetting statistics, there is incredible work being done to support women who have survived violence
MMIW/VAW resources in British Columbia
Despite the upsetting statistics, there is incredible work being done to support women who have survived violence
Moving to a new city: a transition guide for families
Pursuing education away from home: a transition guide for students

Tags

weremember indigenousveteransday http-spiritpanels-humanrights-ca

Join the discussion

Captcha?color=006091&locale=en

Please enter the characters you see in the image above.

Comments (0)