Laurie shares her story: why women don't "just leave"
WARNING: This video contains subject matter and content that may be emotionally difficult, including details of domestic violence and abuse. If you, or someone you know, needs support, please contact the 24-hour family violence help line: 403-234-SAFE (7233) or toll-free 1-866-606-7233
Laurie is a bright, happy individual today, but she is also a survivor of intimate partner abuse as a teenager. On the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, watch her story.