Started in February, 12 organizations and individuals in Newfoundland and Labrador will carry out interviews with Newfoundlanders and Labradorians about violence. This project was born out of an interest to develop a province-wide initiative that would engage organizations and individuals of different ages, genders and backgrounds to talk about violence, and about what we can do to help stop violence in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Coordinated by the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women, the project brings together organizations from St. John’s to Labrador West and from St. Anthony to St. Lawrence. Community Youth Networks, Women’s Centres, Regional Coordinating Committees against violence and other community organizations will interview citizens of the province, asking three questions:
- When you hear the word ‘violence’, what are the three words that come to your mind?
- What are the two biggest issues of violence in your community?
- What can YOU do to help stop violence?
The interviews will be edited together into a soundtrack portraying Newfoundlanders’ and Labradorians’ understanding of violence. The partner organizations are:
- Community Youth Network in Botwood
- Community Youth Network in Corner Brook
- Community Youth Network in Harbour Breton
- Labrador West Status of Women Council
- Roads to End Violence in Gander
- Seniors Resource Centre
- St. John’s Native Friendship Centre
- The Open Door CYN in Gander
- The Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women
- Thrive CYN in St. John’s
- Violence Prevention South And Central in Grand Falls-Windsor
- Youth 2000 Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor