Each year, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, proclaims the month of February as Violence Prevention Month.
Violence Prevention Month is the perfect opportunity to contribute to the fight against violence and abuse in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Anyone and everyone can become involved in Violence Prevention Month activities and events, including:
- Community groups
- Post-secondary institutions
- Employers groups
Below are some suggestions on how you, too, can become involved in activities to support Violence Prevention Month in Newfoundland and Labrador:
- Parents can show their children how to resolve conflict peacefully without violence.
- Teachers and instructors can talk about violence prevention in the classroom.
- Libraries can clearly display books on the subject of violence prevention.
- Employers can establish violence prevention policies and programs in the workplace.
- Trade unions can organize violence prevention awareness activities in the workplace.
- Community groups can heighten awareness of violence prevention among their members and communities.
- Broadcasters can present special reports and documentaries on the subject of violence prevention.
- Newspapers can publish reports and in-depth articles on the subject of violence prevention.
- Radio and television stations can call upon artists and personalities to speak on the subject of violence prevention, and play positive, non-violent songs about acceptance and peace;
- Internet diffusers can take out or refuse any violent or abusive content;
- Municipalities and school boards can approve a motion in support of Violence Prevention Month, and make a commitment to ending all forms of violence.
- Individuals can make a donation to, or volunteer with, a local anti-violence organization.
For more information on Violence Prevention Month and how you can become involved, please contact the Violence Prevention Newfoundland and Labrador Organization nearest you or the Violence Prevention Initiative
Violence prevention is EVERYONE’s responsibility!