Historically, women and children have experienced systematic and institutionalized inequality in our society. We recognize that women and children are disadvantaged by our patriarchal society and because of this, are frequently victimized through violence. We recognize that violence against women and children is both an expression of their disadvantage and a coercive tool used to ensure it's perpetuation. Alternatives for Women, as part of a comprehensive network of services for women and children who have been victimized by violence, provide advocacy, education, and non-judgmental supportive counselling within a feminist perspective. For the purpose of this mandate, feminism means recognizing the oppression of women and demonstrating a commitment to:
respecting the rights of all persons;
ensuring the accessibility of all services;
providing opportunity, and protecting the right, to exercise choice within an equal society.
About ALTERNATIVES FOR WOMEN IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
At Alternatives for Women we provide non-judgmental, supportive counselling from a feminist perspective. We advocate on behalf of women and children and we provide public education about the issues that concern women who have experienced domestic violence.
All of our counselling services are free and confidential.