2018 Event

Updated on: April 23th, 2018

 Event Information:

The Family Violence Consortium of Manitoba in association with Ending Violence Across Manitoba Inc. are presenting the Silent Witness Project Memorial on Wednesday May 30, 2018 at the West End Cultural Centre from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

The Silent Witness Project welcomes all members of the public to honour and remember the Manitoban women who have died by the hands of their partners. During the Memorial, speakers will address the issue of domestic violence and the families in attendance may speak about their family member.

The Silent Witness initiative consists of a travelling exhibit of life-sized wooden silhouettes; each red figure represents a Manitoban woman who has been murdered by her intimate partner. 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.

This powerful memorial is funded by the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. Domestic violence is a major social concern in our society and the mission of the Silent Witness Project envelops ideas of remembrance, awareness, and action against this violence.

The Silent Witness Project’s goals are to:

  • Honour the memory of women in our community and reminds us of the
    devastating impact of domestic homicide and family violence
  • Raise awareness that help is available through the numerous member
    agencies of the Family Violence Consortium of Manitoba
  • Takes action for positive change within our own homes, our communities
    and throughout the Province of Manitoba towards ending violence against women