Advisory Council on the Status of Women
2015 Purple Ribbon Campaign
Healthy relationships and right relations do not include violence.
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 appreciate the use of the beautiful and powerful image "Still Dancing" by Jonathan LaBillois, used on our 2015 multilingual poster. The 2015-16 purple ribbon resources are ready for distribution to communities, groups, and individuals across PEI. New resources will be updated on this website throughout November and December. Please contact the Advisory Council for bookmarks and ribbons, posters, tattoos, or a Teachers Guide package full of useful materials: 902-368-4510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Gratitude as well, to all who gave input on the Teachers Guide resources. Wela'lin.
The Charlottetown Montreal Massacre Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 4th, 12 noon at the Confederation Centre Memorial Hall. The focus of the service will be honouring front-line workers, those essential people who often make crucial and positive interventions at times of trauma. The people who say "I believe you." The people who offer compassionate and practical support. The people who often save lives in our community. The Advisory Council will be offering small gifts in gratitude to front-line workers in appreciation.
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.
News release - Communiqué de presse ... link
December 4, 2015 Commentary ... link: bilingual
Memorial Service Photo Gallery ... link
Reflection of Purple Ribbon Day by Joey Chen ... link
|Thank you to the 2015 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance. This list will be updated weekly, as contributors are confirmed:
Holland College Student Union reps and volunteers did a bang up job with promoting violence prevention awareness, focusing on what makes a healthy relationship!
Many busy hands at work preparing the mailout!
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