August 5th 2022: Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotian podcast series by the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS), Somebody Must Say these Things, has gained international recognition from the Purple Ribbon Award. The awards are organized by Theresa’s Fund and DomesticShelters.org to honor the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement, including advocates, programs, shelters, survivors and members of the community support system. The podcast fully investigates the deep-rooted issue of violence against women in Nova Scotia by following the stories of survivors, and examining the critical role of transition houses.
The accolade is for Outstanding Domestic Violence Podcast and had been recognized for the ‘unapologetic light’ it shines on the issue. THANS handed the mic directly to survivors; launching an eight-part podcast series that casts a stark, unapologetic light on our society’s continued insufficient acknowledgement of violence against women.
In addition to speaking with survivors, the podcast episodes also include interviews with boots-on-the-ground workers who fight everyday to help women and children in need. Their insights, along with the first-hand experiences, provides a new, clear perspective on the current status of abuse and violence in the province – and outlines the direct, tangible actions we need to take to address the issue.
The podcast was made possible by THANS and brought to life by Podstarter, a podcast house focusing on the production, design and distribution of podcasts for others. All eight episodes can be accessed on the THANS website, on any podcast app by searching, “Somebody Must Say these Things”.
The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia exists to eliminate violence against women in Nova Scotia, their organizations provide a full range of support services to women and their children in a safe, supportive environment and provide survivors of violence with opportunities to learn about available resources and alternatives to facilitate informed personal choices and decisions.