Muskoka Women's Shelters and Services

Muskoka Women's Advocacy Group

    Freedom from abuse is every woman's right.  


Chrysalis: Local Phone: 705-789-8488

Fax: 705-789-0825, Toll Free: 1-866-789-8488

Interval House: Phone: 705-645-4461

Fax: 705-645-1407, Toll Free: 1-800-461-1740

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The resources on this page are from the Canadian Women's Foundation unless otherwise stated.

Information About Violence Against Women

Violence against women affects women from all segments of society.  However, it is exacerbated by poverty, limited access to resources, lack of affordable housing or child-care options, language and mobility restrictions, and immigration challenges.  

Violence against women affects us all.  Children can be traumatized by witnessing violence against their mothers or female siblings or by experiencing direct violence themselves.  Friends, families, neighbours, and work colleagues can be impacted by violence directed toward a woman they know.  

Society is reduced when gender-based violence is tolerated and allowed to continue.  We are all affected and we all have a responsibility to advocate for the elimination of violence against women and girls in our community, province, country, and world.

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The High Cost Of Sexual Violence

Healthy Relationships Are:

Who is most at risk?

What effect does domestic violence have on children?
Can violence against women ever be stopped?

What should I do if I think someone is being abused?

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Caution: Barriers Ahead


If a woman is being abused, why doesn't she just leave the relationship?

Aren’t males just as likely to be victims as females?