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2011 Purple Ribbon Campaign

The Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence (Campagne du ruban violet contre la violence) was initiated by the ACSW in 1991 to remember the 14 women who were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.

This year, in 2011, the PEI Purple Ribbon Campaign looks at access to justice for family law. To advocate for better access to justice and more options for women and children who face violence in their homes, visit New resources will be added regularly through December 2011. People use violence to establish power and maintain control over others. Violence and abuse take root in the many types of inequality in our society.

Information card, Purple Ribbon Campaign Carte d'information, Campagne du ruban violet

Download printable information card.


Again this year thousands ribbons and bilingual cards will be distributed. For more information, please email peipurpleribbon [at] eastlink [dot] ca or call the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women at 902-368-4510.


Cover Image of the Resource Guide for Teachers

Resource Guides for Teachers


Thank you to 2011 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance:

  • Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention
  • Premier Robert Ghiz's office
  • City of Charlottetown
  • Interministerial Women's Secretariat
  • Federated Women's Institutes of PEI
  • Doreen Kays
  • Francis Handrahan
  • Gloriajean Murphy
  • Quilting B & More
  • Hearts and Flowers
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts

Click for more on past Purple Ribbon Campaigns.

by Sandy Kowalik December 2002
Fourteen roses for fourteen women murdered at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989.

Sisters' Remembered
Commemorative Artwork
by Lisa Murphy, 1994
Original 22x34 inches


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