To mark the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, Cst. Tyler French has brought the worldwide White Ribbon campaign to DRPS this year. Cst. French, an officer out of West Division in Pickering, crafted white ribbons and has been visiting various Divisions to distribute them to male officers and speak to them about the campaign.
The White Ribbon campaign was started in Toronto and has grown to a worldwide movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls. The campaign aims to not only end violence, but also to promote gender equality and healthy relationships.
Cst. French has asked male officers to wear the white ribbon from November 25, which is the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, until December 6. The closing day is Canada's national Day to Remember and take action against violence against women. It marks the 24th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre where an armed man entered cole Polytechnique and targeted women--killing 14 and injuring 10 other women and four men before killing himself.
To learn more about the White Ribbon campaign, visit www,whiteribbon.ca.
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Cst. Tyler French hands out White Ribbons to fellow officers (JPG file, 1,280.7K bytes)
The White Ribbon will be worn for two weeks (JPG file, 1,238.5K bytes)
West Division team wearing White Ribbons (JPG file, 1,002.2K bytes)