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2012 Purple Ribbon Campaign

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.

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. This year the PEI Purple Ribbon Campaign reminds us that no one chooses to be a victim of violence, but using violence is a choice - and we can all choose better.

Again this year thousands of ribbons and bilingual bookmarks will be distributed across Prince Edward Island. For more information, please email or call the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women at 902-368-4510.

purple ribbon campaign bookmarks

A Feature of the 2012 Purple Ribbon Campaign

    includes all resources for teachers and students
    • Just the Teacher Resources (no handouts) ... PDF
  • Handouts
    • Background / Contexte ... PDF
    • Better Choices / Meilleurs choix ... PDF
    • 20 Ways You Can Help End Violence / Vingt façons d’aider à mettre fin à la violence ... PDF
    • Art handouts ... PDF
    • Multilingual poster ... PDF

Purple Ribbon Display

Thank you to 2012 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
  • Quilting B & More
  • Chelsea Ling
  • Pam MacLeod
  • Michelle Buttery
  • The staff of Anderson House women's shelter
  • Hearts and Flowers
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts

Click for more on past Purple Ribbon Campaigns.

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