A Scarf With Meaning

Why wear a purple scarf?

For the last decade, the Wrapped in Courage Campaign has been growing awareness of gender-based violence across Ontario through purple scarves. These scarves mean something different to everyone who wears them. Some wear a purple scarf during Woman Abuse Prevention month and the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence  to show their support for local GBV services, while some are signaling to survivors that they are believed, valued and never alone. For some, they wear a purple scarf to remember those who lost their lives to femicide and show they are committed to change.

Just like survivors of gender-based violence across Ontario, every Wrapped in Courage 2022 Campaign Purple Scarf is unique!

Each of these Fair Trade scarves was handcrafted by marginalized artisans passionate about ethical manufacturing and human rights.

Learn more about the making of the 2022 Wrapped in Courage Campaign Scarves in this video:

Contact a local participating agency today to pick up your own Wrapped in Courage, limited edition, hand made Merino wool purple scarf and show your commitment to ending all forms of gender-based violence throughout November and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

A Wrapped in Courage purple scarf is more than a scarf; it is a symbol of awareness, accountability, and action.

Thank you to every community member across Ontario who has supported the campaign throughout the past #10YearsofActionandAwareness.

Wrapped in Courage Participating Agencies