The London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse, a collective of organizations in the London area that deliver services to engage men who perpetrate violence and to women, girls and their families who experience violence against women and gender-based violence, endorses the Safe Night Out Act.
In 2022 London-Middlesex saw an increase in reported incidents of sexual violence and over 24,000 members of our community accessed counselling for sexual violence, domestic violence and human trafficking combined. Our community deserves better, and legislation like the Safe Night Out Act work towards creating more safety.
As this Act moves forward, we call on members of provincial parliament to consider the importance of this work and the need that our provinces continue to demonstrate when it comes to addressing the sky rocketing rates of sexual violence we are experiencing.
- Jennifer Dunn & Jessie Rodger, Co-Chairs, London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse (LCCEWA)