Standing Together is the Government of Nova Scotia’s commitment to work with community organizations, groups and experts to build an action plan to disrupt harmful cycles of domestic violence.
Domestic violence affects many Nova Scotians and can happen in any relationship. Evidence shows that women are the primary victims and men are the primary perpetrators. In Nova Scotia, 79% of domestic violence victims are women. These threats to women’s safety can affect their health, social and economic well-being, and that of their children and families.
The goals of Standing Together are to:
Province House illuminated in purple light to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 2020.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Dec. 6, honours the memory of the women who died at École Polytechnique de Montréal 31 years ago, and all women who were lost because of gender-based violence.
Our Vision: Gender Equality