Canadian Network of Women's Shelters and Transition Houses / Réseau canadien des maisons d'hébergement
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The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses / Réseau canadien des maisons d'hébergement is an emerging national network united to end violence against women. The founding members of the Network are Canada’s 15 provincial / territorial and aboriginal sheltering organizations, who have a collective membership of over 350 emergency and second stage shelters for abused women and their children.
The goal of the Network is to assist shelter organizations to share promising practices in order to make new advances in the development of high quality services, to establish a strong national voice so that shelters will be able to act together to identify and address common issues and goals, and to ensure that our agenda is well-represented at the national level. We believe that governments and societies are responsible for ensuring women’s human rights, that violence violates women’s human rights and equality and that the women’s shelter movement plays a critical leadership role in the national and global effort to end violence against women and their children.
Women’s shelter and transition house staff, administration, board members and volunteers, and women experiencing, escaping and/or recovering from abuse.
National and International stakeholders such as government and NGOs, such as the Global Network of Women’s Shelters.
We are currently looking for a logo that will represent our goals, guiding principles and feminist values. The logo should reflect strength, diversity, togetherness, and collaboration. Common imagery used in women’s shelter logos includes the symbol for the female gender, circles (representing unity), houses that appear safe and warm, hands, doves or dove wings, etc. These symbols are provided as examples only, and do not necessarily need to be incorporated.
As this is a Canadian Network, all publications, etc, will be in both official Canadian languages, French and English. The name of the organization and tagline (Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses: United to End Violence Against Women / Réseau canadien des maisons d'hébergement: Unies contre la violence faite aux femmes) will always appear in both languages, and therefore the logo cannot be “built” on or around the letters in the acronym for our name.
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