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2017 Purple Ribbon Campaign


Don't stand by. Stand with. Everyone has a part to play in preventing violence against women.


The Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence (Campagne du ruban violet contre la violence) was initiated by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1991 to remember the 14 women who were murdered at L'École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.

Don’t stand by. Stand with. Everyone has a part to play in preventing violence against women. What does it mean to “stand with” people who experience violence? When we think of “bystanders” to violence we often think of witnesses, standing on the sidelines doing nothing. But what if everyone who witnessed bullying, abuse, or violence acted and intervened in some way to make a positive difference? Taking action when we see signs of violence is standing with the people who experience violence. Even small actions can make a difference. A small action could even save a life. With every action to help, together, we can build a community ready to take a stand against violence.

Six steps to taking action when we see signs of abuse or violence
1. Notice that something is happening
2. Recognize signs of abuse or violence in what is happening
3. Take responsibility for providing help
4. Assess safety: the victim’s, the aggressor’s, yours, and others’ nearby
5. Decide how to help in a way that keeps us and the people around us safe
6. Take action to help



PINNING BEE

  • It's the season of purple! Our 2017-18 Campaign theme focuses on the power of bystanders: Don't stand by. Stand with. Everyone has a part to play in ending violence against women.
    Be a part of the solution by speaking up and taking action when you see violence occurring or have concerns that someone may be harmed. Be a part of the solution by wearing a purple ribbon to show your support for women and girls and your commitment to ending gender-based violence. Be a part of the solution by joining others to pin ribbons which will be distributed to schools, community groups and individuals across PEI.
    The annual pinning bee will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Confederation Centre Public Library, 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown.

2017 MEMORIAL SERVICES

CHARLOTTETOWN
12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 6
Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of
the Arts (venue sponsor)
Mi’kmaw ceremony & prayers: Elder Judy Clark & Julie Pelissier-Lush
Guest Speaker: Treena Smith
Music: Sylvia Abikhattar-Mutch & Peter
Mutch
More info: 902-368-4510
PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women


SUMMERSIDE
12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 6
Summerside Baptist Church
219 Church Street
More info: 902-436-9856
East Prince Women’s Information Centre


 

Orientation Sheet, 2013, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women


Artwork: "Seeds" by Mari Basiletti. This work was commissioned by and hangs in the waiting room of the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre, Charlottetown.


TEACHERS RESOURCE GUIDE (BILINGUAL)
A Feature of the 2017 Purple Ribbon Campaign

  • RESOURCE GUIDES  ... Available Soon
    • Handouts for Students / Documents à distribuer aux étudiants ... PDF
    • Resources for Teachers / Ressources pour les enseignants ... PDF

MULTILINGUAL POSTER

Thank you to the 2017 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance. This list will be updated weekly, as contributors are confirmed:
  • Federated Women's Institutes of PEI
  • Quilting B & More
  • Premier Wade MacLauchlan's Office
  • City of Charlottetown
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts - Venue Sponsor
  • Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC)
  • Judy Clark and Julie Pellissier-Lush, PEI Aboriginal Women's Association
  • PEI Association for Newcomers translators
  • Members of the public who attended the Pinning Bee
  • JoDee Samuelson, for adapting the bookmark image
  • Staff at Anderson House, Family Violence Prevention Services (FVPS)


 2017-2018 Bookmark

                   


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