24/7 provincial toll-free crisis line 18779770007

  • Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters

MAWS provides information only. If you are in danger call 911. If you or someone you know is being abused, call the confidential 24/7 provincial toll-free crisis & support line at: 1-877-977-0007

NOV 16: “You are not alone” – MAWS launches multilingual awareness campaign to support newcomer women and families experiencing GBV


This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, MAWS will be launching a multilingual awareness campaign with an important message for immigrant, newcomer and refugee women and families experiencing gender-based violence: “You Are Not Alone.” The campaign will go live on November 16, 2021 here: https://maws.mb.ca/about/you-are-not-alone/

Our campaign features videos in five languages – Arabic, Punjabi, Mandarin, Persian and English — with the Manitoba 24/7 toll-free Crisis and Support Line and MAWS website information included.

Women of cultural and linguistic diversity often face challenges like language barriers, lack of knowledge of support services, financial constraints, and uncertain immigration status, all of which can make them uniquely vulnerable to abuse. Through these multilingual videos, our campaign hopes to connect these survivors with support programs, including the confidential Crisis and Support Line (1-877-977-0007).

Please feel free to email us at  if you would like a free #YouAreNotAlone poster for your workplace or download it here: yana slideposter 2_1nov2021