On December 6, 2017, CFUW will commemorate and honour the lives of victims of gender-based violence and stand in solidarity with all women experiencing violence, abuse, and harassment. For this occasion, CFUW continues the series on significant days to facilitate the conversation about the Sustainable Development Goals. “We believe the elimination of violence can only be realized with the understanding that aggression against one woman is abuse against all women. The individual cannot be separated from the community and therefore national epidemics of violence have a global impact” says Cheryl Hayles, V.P. International Relations.
Ottawa, November 25, 2017 – CFUW and its 100 clubs across Canada are marking November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and getting involved in the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence from November 25 to December 10. CFUW clubs will be hosting a series of events and generating actions across Canada such as panel discussions, outreach to women’s shelters, orange wearing days in honour of victims of gun violence, art expositions that highlight issues of gender-based violence, joint letter signings, social media campaigns, and commemorative vigils to raise awareness in their community and call for mobilization to end violence against women and girls.
CFUW Brantford Members enthusiastically supported the Basketeers Program of Nova Vita, our local women’s shelter, again this year, donating enough money and articles to put together three full kitchen baskets. These baskets will benefit women leaving the shelter to set up their own residences after leaving difficult situations. Good job all!