Domestic violence is an ongoing problem plaguing many communities across Manitoba and around the world.
Since 2012, the Government of Manitoba has spearheaded a public awareness campaign coinciding with Domestic Violence Prevention Month, observed annually in November.
The provincial campaign has the support of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers initiative, Breaking the Silence.
Recently, social activist, Kimlee Wong was interviewed about this subject on the CKUW 95.9 FM program People of Interest.
Wong says, in addition to the tendency of the court system to be weak when it comes to protecting women, the cost of the legal process can be a deterrent to pursuing a case, and women often do not report violence.
Wong points out abusive partners tend to use the system to control women, and she exposes some myths surrounding custody of children, by exploring the Family Court System and by looking at the support group, Family Court Hurts.
Listen to the full interview here: