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Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, Silent Witness Project last updated - June 12, 2012 3:11 PM
Mission/Abbotsford Silent Witness Project


Silent Witness is:

A traveling exhibit of life-sized red wooden silhouettes.  Each represents a woman who was murdered by a husband, common-law partner, boyfriend or intimate acquaintance. Because these women no longer have a voice, the silhouettes are called “Silent Witnesses”.

The program was developed in Minnesota in 1990 by a group of women wishing to honour the women killed by their partners in acts of domestic violence. Silent Witness has since become an international initiative.


A project of the Mission/Abbotsford Violence Against Women in Relationships Coordinating Committee with the support of the
BC Ministry of Community Services


Goals of Silent Witness:
  • To remember women (and victims of triangulation - children, boyfriends, or other family members) murdered by a spouse, partner or acquaintance

  • Create awareness by sharing information about the nature and extent of family violence

  • Promote healing and action by profiling local resources that support women coping with violence in their lives

  • Encourage community and government action to end all forms of violence in our society 


"For more information please call the Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley at 604-820-8455"


The Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley
is working for the safety and security of women and children.

WRSFV Programs and Services are funded by: the Province of British Columbia: Ministry of Health, Fraser Health, Ministry of Housing and Social Development, Government of Canada: Health Canada, United Way of the Fraser Valley, District of Mission, Mission/Abbotsford Soroptimist International, Business, Service and Faith Groups, Individuals and fundraising initiatives.

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