Wrapped in Courage on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In recognition of this day, I joined Marlene Ham, Executive Director for the Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses, and member of the Association and interim Executive Director, Ligaya Byrch of Green Haven Shelter for Women in Orillia.  The government is committed to combating gender-based violence, including human trafficking.  This November get Wrapped In Courage in support of Woman Abuse Prevention Month. Everyone has a role to play in ending gender-based violence because the courage of a woman is not enough.

Learn more: https://wrappedincourage.ca/

All women and girls deserve to live safely, free from violence and sexual abuse.  1 in 3 women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence mostly by an intimate partner. November 25 marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Today & every day, our gov't stands against violence & sexual abuse.

Learn more: ontario.ca/women 

Protecting women & children is a top priority for our government.  Learn how Ontario’s anti-human trafficking strategy is building safer communities and supporting survivors: https://ontario.ca/page/ontarios-anti-human-trafficking-strategy-2020-2025

Violence against women is an issue for all of us. Today also marks the beginning of the annual white ribbon campaign. Since 1991, men have worn white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women. Men have a crucial part to play in helping end violence against women. Be a role model. Toxic masculinity has no place in our homes or society.

Take the pledge: whiteribbon.ca