Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 04/21/2013 7:23 PM | Comments: 0
An exhibit of 18 life-size wooden silhouettes representing Manitoba women murdered by their partners will be the centre of a powerful presentation on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the West End Cultural Centre.
The Silent Witness Project Memorial, presented by the Family Violence Consortium of Manitoba, is being held to address the issue of domestic violence and to remember the slain women.
It is funded by the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, which is holding its eighth annual awareness week across Canada from April 21-27.
All members of the public are invited to attend the memorial and view the exhibit of the 18 red silhouettes.
"In each case, the woman’s partner has been convicted of the murder or both have died in a murder/suicide. Because these women no longer have a voice, the silhouettes are called the Silent Witnesses," a press release stated.
During the Silent Witness Project Memorial on Wednesday, families in attendance will speak about their lost family member.
Other speakers will talk about how domestic violence is a major social concern in society and the need for positive change in homes and communities to end violence against women.
The 2013 National Victims of Crime Awareness Week theme is We All Have a Role, which recognizes the roles of criminal justice providers, all levels of government and all Canadians.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Final chapter in our City Beautiful debuts Friday
Cost for Bipole III jumps to at least $1 billion more
Two outlet channels for lakes could cost $450 M: Ashton
Manitoba ER wait times higher than national average: CIHI report
Winnipeggers ready to Take Back the Night
Pallister pushes for spring election
Sanders takes aim at BIZ, Bowman
Bones found on riverbank not human, police confirm
Harper will not attend opening of CMHR
Tory MLAs challenge province on emergency Lake St. Martin channel
Owner of poisoned bees convinced it was "targeted attack"
Suspected drunk driver involved in crash facing charges
Dauphin hotel evacuated due to early morning fire
Documents a vital part of our history
Morden mosasaur world's largest
Plenty of good weather for golf, yard work ahead
Looking to the Red for answers, peace
Knife drawn after big crash
Vogiatzakis fighting for political life
If New York can do it, so can we: Bowman
Chamber rues lack of vision for city
Signless Steeves breaks with tradition
No payback for wrongful accusation
Human rights museum still a work in progress
Never-ending construction season
Province offers $100,000 to help fight Ebola, help victims' families
A great friend to Ukraine
Members rally to preserve centre
Fielding gets nod for provincial run
Trustee spills beans on bus drivers' raise