Government of New Brunswick


The Violence Prevention and Community Partnerships Unit implements the government’s plan on violence against women and violence against Aboriginal women, including funding programs and supporting community partners in delivering services. It creates linkages between various government departments and the community to coordinate efforts to respond to domestic violence and liaises directly with community groups working in the area of violence against women. Key focus areas for the unit are:

  • Prevention and promotion
  • Services
  • Networks and partnerships
  • Orientation and training

Do you need information about financial assistance, mental health support, employment support, childcare, housing, food, clothing and shelter?
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Provincial Partnerships in Action

The Women's Equality Branch is holding a series of webinars on April 21st and April 28th, 2022.

NB Information Guide on Human Trafficking

Information on how to recognize and help a person who may be trafficked.



Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence in NB - A Framework for Action

Sexual violence is about power and control. It violates the fundamental rights of a human being, in particular, their personal integrity, security and safety.

News Release.


Sexual Violence Knowledge Exchange -Summary Report

Among the key themes that emerged over the course of the day was the importance of using an intersectional analysis. This includes, for example, the overlap of colonialism, racism and sexism to understand of violence against Indigenous women and girls.


Domestic, Intimate Partner or Sexual Violence

Domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence affects all genders, orientations, ages, economic statuses, cultures and abilities.


Provincial Partnerships in Action

The Provincial Partnerships in Action (PPA) forum brings representatives from Regional Violence Prevention Networks together annually for training to women who have experienced domestic or other forms of violence and their families. 


National Day of Remembrance 

December 6th. It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.


The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women's Stories

The Fergusson Foundation was honoured to launch the video “The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories” during a symposium in March,  on intimate partner homicide.


Community Action Fund

Provides grants up to $5,000 to eligible organizations to implement initiatives or projects that focus on the prevention of all types of violence against women. Want to know more about the Community Action Fund?


Women Victims of Abuse Protocols

The most recent version of the Woman Victims of Abuse Protocols was released in May 2014.



Did you hear?

For more information, please contact:

Women’s Equality Branch

Violence Prevention and Community Partnerships Initiatives (Unit)

20 McGloin St
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3A 5T8
Phone: (506) 453-8126
Toll-free: 1-877-253-0266
E-mail: [email protected]