Purple is for Everyone:
it takes a community to end gender-based violence
November is Women Abuse Prevention Month and we are calling on you, our community, and elected officials to take action to respond to high rates of femicide and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV).
The Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses (OAITH) launched the Wrapped in Courage campaign in 2013 as a means to educate our communities and leaders about violence against women and the need for increased services. In the past 11 months alone, they have reported over 55 femicides in Ontario while funding for violence against women (VAW) services has remained stagnant. This year, the collective advocacy of OAITH and their partners has led to municipalities across the province declaring intimate partner violence (IPV) an epidemic. As of Tuesday, November 7th, 2023, we’re proud to say that Sudbury has joined them.
However there is still more to be done:
- Take action towards violence prevention,
- Participate in a local Wrapped in Courage activity,
- Show your support for survivors of gender-based violence by wearing a purple scarf today
Contact us at 705-673-4754 ext 310 or email@example.com to purchase your Wrapped in Courage Purple Scarf!
A Scarf With Meaning
Just like survivors of gender-based violence across Ontario, every Wrapped in Courage 2023 Campaign Purple Scarf is unique!
Your purple scarf is a symbol of the courage needed by communities to support GBV survivors, their children, and the services that provide resources and safety to them.
It signals your commitment to join thousands across Ontario in taking action to end hate-fueled violence and calling for change and safer communities. When you wear your purple scarf, you let survivors know that they are not alone.
*** Each of these Fair Trade scarves was handcrafted by marginalized artisans passionate about ethical manufacturing and human rights.