Show 105: Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis: Living free of violence

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis has a vision is to see all women and children live free of violence. They offer free shelter, support programs, transitional and housing support, and a 24-hour crisis line. Estella Rosa Irías Girón and Jessica St. Peter join talk to us about living free of violence.


Estella Rosa Irías Girón is a senior counsellor at Women in Crisis in Guelph, Ontario. She has worked there for 2 and a half years but has worked in the area of women’s issues in Canada for more than 25 years. Before that, she was doing the same thing in Guatemala since her early teens. Estella Rosa has two daughters, one son and two grandsons.


Jessica St. Peter, is the current Public Educator at Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis. She coordinates the services and programs directed at the prevention of violence against women and children. She’s been with the agency for just over two years, hired on after completing a degree in gender equality and social justice and a bachelor of education.


Key numbers and contact information:


Take back the night is at 6:30 pm Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at Marianne’s Park near the Boathouse on Gordon Street in Guelph, Ontario.


Find out:


What could you do if you get into a situation where you or someone you know feels uncertain and unsafe?

How would you know abuse if you encountered it?

How do you intervene?

Specifically, what do you do or say if you want to intervene?

Why is intervention important?

What happens if you intervene? What happens if you don’t?

What might you do if your child is involved in abuse?


Aired live: Sunday, September 16th, 2012 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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