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2014 Purple Ribbon Campaign

Demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous 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.

We are very grateful to the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) for allowing us to share their Sisters in Spirit logo "Grandmother Moon" on this year's Purple Ribbon Campaign bookmarks. As well, we are grateful to Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) for the beautiful moccasin vamp image that is on this year's multilingual poster. The 2014-15 resources will be ready for full distribution November 1. New resources will be updated on this website throughout November and December.

We also appreciate working with the Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI (AWA) on the theme of missing and murdered Indigenous women. They have assisted Council and staff to better understand the realities of Aboriginal women, and have helped to make meaningful connections with Indigenous organizations and communities on PEI. Wela'lin.

  • Memorial Services for Victims of Violence ... link
  • Link: Video - 2014 Purple Ribbon Call for An Inquiry
    Video was taped during the Pinning Bee on November 4, 2014
    Lunch and Learn - How to be an Ally, November 25, 2014 ... link
  • Purple Pinning Party - Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Beanz Espresso Cafe, 38 University Avenue, Charlottetown. It was a great success. Check out some photos on Facebook!

For more information, please email or call the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women at 902-368-4510.

purple ribbon campaign bookmarks

Download printable PDF of bookmark

  • December 6, 2014 Commentary - Honouring Our Indigenous Sisters / En l’honneur de nos sœurs autochtones ... Link: English and French
  • Guardian Article: Service Offers Moving Details of Slain PEI Women ... link
  • Summerside Journal Pioneer article: In memory of... / link

A Feature of the 2014 Purple Ribbon Campaign

    • Handouts for Students / Documents à distribuer aux étudiants ... PDF
    • Resources for Teachers / Ressources pour les enseignants ... PDF
    • Interactive Activities / Activités interactives ... PDF
    • 20 Ways You Can Help End Violence / Vingt façons d’aider à mettre fin à la violence ... PDF
    • Poem and Painting / Poème et peinture ... PDF

Thank you to the 2014 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance (this list will be updated intermittently):
  • Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)
  • Premier Robert Ghiz's Office
  • City of Charlottetown
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts
  • Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC)
  • Federated Women's Institutes of PEI
  • Quilting B & More
  • PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada and their language interpreters
  • Teyumbar and Sean, and all of the Charlottetown Canada World Youth volunteers
  • Judy Clark and Julie Pellissier-Lush, PEI Aboriginal Women's Association
  • Sarah Stewart-Jackson, Memorial Service Guest Speaker
  • Eliza Starchild Knockwood, singer
  • Karine Gallant, Reader
  • Elder Kathy Knockwood Archer
  • Cheryl Tanton, Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Jessie Housty
  • Chris Ledwell
  • Dr. Lynn Gehl
  • Christi Belcourt, Walking With Our Sisters
  • Staff of Anderson House, Family Violence Prevention Services (FVSP)
  • Purple Ribbon Pinning Night volunteers
  • Lori Kays, Beanz Espresso Bar and Cafe
  • Karen, Pat, Dan, Sean and Teyumbar for their tremendous help with our Purple Ribbon mailout
  • Justice Options for Women Project
  • Council members - PEI Status of Women

Click for more on past Purple Ribbon Campaigns.

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