💜𝐍𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑 𝐈𝐒 𝐖𝐎𝐌𝐀𝐍 𝐀𝐁𝐔𝐒𝐄 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐇💜
Violence continues to be the greatest gender inequality rights issue for women, girls and gender-diverse individuals. 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime and these numbers increase exponentially for Black, Indigenous and women of Colour.
Violence against women is a crisis right here in Ontario. We know that in Ontario 1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime and that every 11 days a woman or child is killed by a man known to them. This number is much higher for women of colour and Indigenous women.
What can you do to help?
This month 𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 to support your local gender-based violence services and survivors in your community and beyond.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oshawa is Raising The Flag to End Gender-Based Violence!
On November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a Wrapped In Courage flag will be raised in our community at Oshawa City Hall, 50 Centre St, South at 9:00AM and a Proclamation will be declared by our Mayor, Dan Carter. This Proclamation and flag raising signals a commitment to ending gender-based violence in our community and to ensure survivors know they are not alone.
CLICK HERE to read our Full Press Release
CLICK HERE to read the 16 actions to end violence against women and prevent femicide.🦋