Red Cross Stories : Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention

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Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention

Ontario students use Red Cross training to prevent bullying and abuse

March 30, 2015 - Ontario school takes training from the Canadian Red Cross Beyond the Hurt program to start a school group focused on bullying prevention practices. The goal is to create safe environments free of violence – including abuse, bullying, and exploitation – through prevention, education and response. 

Sewing success in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp

June 04, 2014 - ‘’I remember that dark day vividly in my mind just like it was yesterday. When the war broke out in the oil city of Malakal, in South Sudan, my [Nuer] community was targeted to be killed’’, says Angela Nyakuok Riek. Angela is 60 years old and left South Sudan in 2006 to become a refugee in Kenya. She is among the 449 South Sudanese refugees who live in one of Kenya’s five Dadaab refugee camps on the Somali border and for years she was overlooked by humanitarian agencies that seek young energetic English-speaking youth to employ in the camps.

Preventing workplace bullying: Five ways a proactive approach can benefit companies

April 16, 2014 - A proactive approach that empowers managers and staff to recognize and prevent bullying, harassment and discrimination in the workplace can actually pay dividends. Employers who understand this can win the war for talent and also increase productivity and profitability.

Kenyan women seek peace by starting a mixed-tribe group to grind maize to flour

April 01, 2014 - After clashes between Pokomo agriculturalists and Orma pastoralists affected Tana Delta district in late 2012, the Kenya Red Cross, through funding from the Canadian Red Cross, introduced the Tana Delta Violence Prevention Project. 

What is the impact of family violence?

January 22, 2014 - When violence and abuse takes place in families, it can be a harrowing occurrence that changes the dynamic between loved ones and creates a culture of pain, disappointment and distrust within domestic environments.

Take a course in violence, bullying and abuse prevention with the Canadian Red Cross

January 10, 2014 - The best way to help stop violence, bullying and abuse is through education. But before you reach out to your students, children or co-workers, it's important to educate yourself.

Online educational tool could help reduce violence, bullying and abuse

December 13, 2013 - As one of the largest non-profit organizations in the country, the Canadian Red Cross aims to stop violence, bullying and abuse against children and teens in school, at home and at play.

Join the Canadian Red Cross and prevent violence, bullying and abuse in the workplace

December 03, 2013 - One of the most important issues the Canadian Red Cross is addressing is violence, bullying and abuse prevention in the workplace.

Kids Help Phone recognized by Canadian Red Cross with citation award

November 21, 2013 - On November 20, the Canadian Red Cross presented Kids Help Phone with a citation award in recognition for their efforts to create safe environments for children and youth in Canada. The award coincided with International Children’s Rights Day – a time to remember that every child has the right to education, health and protection. 

Make a difference during Bullying Awareness Week with the Canadian Red Cross

November 15, 2013 - Every year, for seven days in November, the Canadian Red Cross recognizes Bullying Awareness Week and helps spread the message about bullying and harassment prevention.