Gender-based violence – A phenomenon deeply rooted in gender inequality, and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies. Gender-based violence is violence directed against a person because of their gender. Both women and men experience gender-based violence but the majority of victims are women and girls.
Violence Against Women – Violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women including all acts of gender-based violence that result in, or are likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.
Domestic Violence – All acts of physical, sexual, psychological or economic violence that occur within the family or domestic unit, irrespective of biological or legal family ties, or between former or current spouses or partners, whether or not the perpetrator shares or has shared the same residence as the victim.
Intimate Partner Violence – Physical, sexual, psychological or economic violence between current or former spouses as well as current or former partners. It constitutes a form of violence which affects women disproportionately and which is therefore distinctly gendered.
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Kingston Interval House is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory. As settlers to Turtle Island, we’re grateful for the opportunity to live and work here and thank all of the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years.
Kingston Interval House
P.O. Box 21042
Kingston, ON K7L 5P5
There is a place where you can go.
Filled with women you may not know.
Scared with fear, quiet as a mouse.
This place is called Kingston Interval House.
When you pull up in front of the place.
Wipe those tears running down your face.
The doors open with a greeting smile.
You’ll start to calm down after a while.
Time will go by and the healing begin.
This is one battle your ex won’t win.
Take all the help that is offered you.
And hopefully one day you won’t be so blue.
There’s one special counselor, in her own way.
She will always help you in the right way.
A smile like an angel and a heart of gold.
When she was born they broke the mold.
My life would be better so wholesome and true.
I wish my mother was a lot like you.
I admire her beauty and she’s so smart.
That’s why she has a special place in my heart.
This house where I stay
is really nice,
A place where they help
and give advice,
For women to be free
from all the misery,
A lot to deal with every day
and hope everything good will come my way,
To God I pray every night
hoping all will be right.
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