We are the current generation. We are the mothers, fathers, teachers of the next generation. We can affect change. We can make sure those 14 women in Montreal are remembered. We know that #ActionsMatter.
Gender-based violence is not acceptable. Educate your children about treating others right. Show them how to be kind, how to help those suffering, how to be good people.
I am so proud to have completed my training in doula care from an organization like Montreal Birth Companions(MBC). I took special training from A Safe Passage (Jodi Hall) to learn how to support women victims of abuse during their childbearing year. Some of the women supported by the MBC volunteer doula program have been and are victims themselves. We know that spousal abuse rates increase dramatically during pregnancy. It is important to acknowledge that it is happening and take action to help women and mothers in our communities. I am deeply honoured to be a part of the MBC community and their work.