This month has been declared Domestic Violence Prevention Month by the Manitoba government.
Minister responsible for the status of women, Rochelle Squires says an environment where survivors of domestic violence feel supported as they try to rebuild their lives must be created.
Families Minister Scott Fielding says everyone, from residents to communities to the government, must work together to understand and end family violence through public awareness, early education and prevention activities.
The postage stamp province has the second-highest rate of intimate partner violence in Canada, with a rate of 896 victims per 100-thousand citizens.
According to Stats Canada, the national rate is 482 per 100-thousand.
Manitobans can learn more about how to stop domestic violence online at www.gov.mb.ca/stoptheviolence/index.html.
Resources and supports are available through the Family Violence Prevention Program website at www.gov.mb.ca/fs/fvpp/index.html.