Violence Prevention Newfoundland and Labrador
Violence Prevention Newfoundland and Labrador (VPNL) is an alliance of community and government agencies dedicated to ending violence in our homes and communities.
VPNL educates and advocates, increases awareness around the issues of violence, and lobbies for enhanced services in the prevention and early intervention of violence.
Violence is a complex social problem and is almost always a crime. It is deeply rooted in society’s traditional acceptance of inequality, particularly as it relates to the experiences of women, children, seniors, and people from minority groups.
The community has a right and a responsibility to get involved.
Violence transcends all boundaries: cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, and educational. There is a need for a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of victims.
It is a basic human right to live without fear of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.
Visit VPNL’s website here.