Domestic violence in all forms presents danger in everyday lives and long-lasting effects for victims and society as a whole. In 2011, 3500 domestic abuse files where opened according to the Surrey RCMP. National and international data is even more troubling.
There are many organizations and individuals dedicated to the prevention and elimination of domestic abuse. Last year, The City of Surrey Councillor Barinder Rasode launched a new initiative supported by Mayor Dianne Watts, and fellow Councillors. This project was developed to bring awareness to and help eliminate domestic violence through the introduction of the Indian Rakhi tradition.
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