Every week in Ontario, women and children are losing their lives to gender-based violence.
Femicides are preventable tragedies with devastating and irreversible impacts on communities and families across Ontario. Femicide rates are on the rise in Ontario, with over 46 femicides reported by OAITH since last November. This November during #WomanAbusePreventionMonth, take action by:
- Checking with your community if they are raising a Wrapped in Courage flag and proclaiming November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
- Wearing a Wrapped in Courage purple scarf, and letting your friends, family, coworkers and community leaders know why you support the campaign, and what your purple scarf means to you
- Learning about the supports and services available in your community. Be sure you are equipped and prepared to support someone if your life who is experiencing harm: mulberryfinder.ca
- Taking the White Ribbon Pledge of non-violence: www.whiteribbon.ca/pledge