For the past 25 years, Ontario has recognized November as Women Abuse Prevention Month. Its an opportunity to shed light on violence against women in our community and highlight efforts underway to end it.
DRPS is supporting the Wrapped In Courage Campaign which encourages everyone to purchase a purple scarf to show support for local women's shelters. The scarves will be sold at each Division during the month of November.
Domestic violence and abuse in our communities does not discriminate. It happens among heterosexual couples, same-sex partnerships, ethnic backgrounds and economic levels. While women are more commonly victimized, men are also abused verbally, emotionally and physically. The bottom line is that abusive behavior is never acceptable and everyone deserves to feel valued, respected, and safe.
Violence hurts all of us, and we all need to be a part of the solution. DRPS encourages everyone to recognize Women Abuse Prevention Month and get involved in the struggle to stop these crimes.
We work toward the day when initiatives like Women Abuse Prevention Month are no longer necessary, and every person can live free from the threat of domestic and sexual violence. This can only happen through recognizing violence against women as a problem and working together to end it.
To find out more about the Wrapped in Courage Campaign please contact Cst. Jenn Bickle of West Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purple Scarf Campaign (JPG file, 230.8K bytes)