Act To End Violence Against Women

Act To End Violence Against Women

November 01, 2011 09:42 ET

Act to End Violence Against Women Introduced as New Brand for Jewish Women International of Canada

Launch coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2011) - Act To End Violence Against Women was introduced today as the new brand for Jewish Women International of Canada, effective immediately. For over a quarter century the organization has been a trusted resource in the violence against women sector through the provision of critical information and practical guidance to women suffering from abuse. The re-branding was announced to mark the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness month in Ontario and several other provinces across Canada.

"We re-branded our organization to more clearly reflect the work that we have done for the past 25 years in the violence against women (VAW) sector," explained Penny Krowitz, Executive Director of Act To End Violence Against Women. "We are committed to ending violence against women through education, advocacy and action and our new name now illustrates our mission."

Act To End Violence Against Women offers workshops, educational materials and programs on dating abuse and violence against women for students in Grade 7 through University and for adults in the Jewish community and beyond, working with social services agencies, schools, government, VAW sector partners and community groups to advocate for women who have experienced abuse and to raise awareness across Canada. The organization operates ASTEH, 4 kosher shelter apartments in Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver in coordination with local Jewish Family Services.

"It's a very exciting time for us," enthused Jill Lieberman, Act to End Violence Against Women President, "Our new name is in keeping with our long-time goal of stemming the tide of abuse and preventing future violence against women through increased knowledge, awareness and understanding. The new name makes it clear that while we remain the de facto voice of advocacy and education for the Jewish community within the VAW sector, we work with women and young people of all communities."

Act To End Violence Against Women is supported by members, donors, funders and corporate partners across Canada and has offices in Toronto and Montreal.

About Act To End Violence Against Women:

Act To End Violence Against Women (formerly Jewish Women International of Canada) has been a leader in the movement to end violence against women in Canada for more than 25 years. Our mission to end violence against women through education, advocacy and action is focused on youth, teens and adults across all religious and ethnic boundaries. Our goal is to stem the tide of abuse and to prevent future violence against women through increased knowledge, awareness and understanding. We offer workshops, programs and provide educational materials to students, young adults and adults in the Jewish community and beyond in addition to providing kosher and culturally sensitive shelter for women who have experienced domestic violence in Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. While we work with women and young people of all communities, we remain the de facto voice of advocacy and education for the Jewish community within the VAW sector.

Contact Information

  • For more information about Act To End Violence
    Against Women, contact:
    Penny Krowitz
    Executive Director
    905.695.5372
    penny@acttoendvaw.org