"Be the Peace . . . Make A Change" is a grassroots community peace-building initiative that aims to reduce relationship violence against women and girls in Lunenburg County and surrounding communities in Nova Scotia. Status of Women Canada has awarded funding for this project to Second Story Women's Centre to engage community partners in developing a coordinated community response to violence against women and girls over the three year period from April 2012 - March 2015.
The project is based on collaborative partnerships, community engagement and inclusion of men and boys as essential partners with women and girls in ending relationship violence. read more . . .
The second year of Be the Peace is in full swing! Because we know how important it is that people have a sense of what's happening with the project, we have started a newsletter. As you are aware, there are a number of working groups and spin-off initiatives that are up and running. All the work is valuable; every conversation fits into the larger picture of understanding and acting on violence against women and girls in Lunenburg County.
An e-newsletter offers an effective way to stay in touch with everyone interested. Through Peace Talks, we will be able to update you regularly about the work of the groups, provide online resources and facilitate networking opportunities between members. The plan is to develop and distribute it periodically via our distribution lists. We hope that you find it valuable and that you will offer suggestions and comments about its effectiveness. Also, please pass it on to colleagues, friends, and family members, and "like" our facebook page. read more . . .