Women's Safety

A stronger Nova Scotia is a province filled with opportunities and where everyone feels safe. 

This is why the Status of Women office is leading the development of the Province’s plan to prevent and address domestic violence, called Standing Together

It’s also why we work closely with the women’s community, government departments, and our FPT colleagues to reduce violence against women.

  • women are 51% of our province and deserve the same access to economic security and personal safety as men
  • evidence shows that women are the primary victims, and men are the primary perpetrators
  • women are the predominant victims of gender-based violence, and this has significant impacts on their health, social and economic well-being, and that of their children and families
  • domestic violence affects many Nova Scotians, and can happen in any relationship

Standing Together to Prevent Domestic Violence

Over the next few years, we will be working across government and with communities to build a provincial plan to break harmful cycles of domestic violence in our homes, workplaces, and communities. This plan will be informed by learning, innovation, and evidence. 

Operational funding

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6th)
Every year on December 6th, the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women recognizes and commemorates the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.