Send A Rose To End Violence Against WomenDecember 5, 2011 No Comments
The majority of women will experience violence in their lives, most before the age of 25. Violence against women is one of the world’s most pervasive problems, and yet it is rarely in the spotlight. Tomorrow it is.
December 6th is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The date commemorates the shooting of 14 women in 1989 at l’Ecole Polytechnique. The day is meant to encourage a call to action on violence against women.
The Rose Campaign is also a part of this remembrance. It allows you to educate yourselves and others about this violence and to donate money to the cause. You can even send a rose to your MP or to the Prime Minister reminding them of this issue. So far 450,000 rose buttons have been delivered to schools, corporations and government agencies.
There are so many dumb fads and chains on Twitter and Facebook. Why not take the time to post a rose? Every voter, politician and CEO has a daughter, mother, sister or aunt. It is important to remind them that this violence can affect their loved ones. Women are a part of everyone’s lives. So we all have a stake in taking violence out of their lives.
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