By Carla Allen
Education, awareness and engaging others to spread the message are a few of the important initiatives underway to help end violence against women.
Lisa Newell, executive director for Juniper House, holds a Man to Man training toolkit used for the Engaging Men and Boys in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls project.
A local leader in this is Yarmouth’s Juniper House. The womens’ shelter partnered with Chrysalis House in Kentville last year for a two-year project: Engaging Men and Boys in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls. The project is funded by Status Women Canada.
The aim of the project, says Juniper House’s executive director Lisa Newell, is to create effective, sustainable approaches to motivating and recruiting men and boys to become allies in eliminating violence against women and girls based on community needs.
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