16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. 

Director & Outreach Co-ordinator of the Golden Women’s Resource Centre, Linley McLean, talk about upcoming events.

Dear Friends, Members & Supporters,

Season’s Greetings from the Golden Women’s Resource Centre!  I hope this message finds you well.

As some of you may be aware, we are in the midst of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.

This is a worldwide campaign that started on November 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10, International Human Rights Day.

These dates symbolically link violence against women and human rights, and emphasize that such violence is a human rights violation.

Hundreds of events by organizations worldwide are planned to campaign against gender-based violence, which is experienced by up to 70 percent of women in their lifetime, according to the United Nations.

It is estimated that worldwide, one in five women will experience rape or attempted rape.

These 16 days are a great opportunity to start dialogue around gender violence.

However, I would like to challenge everyone to learn more and to understand that you can make a difference .

Do not limit yourself to these 16 “designated” days.

Unless we make a genuine effort, things will not change.

In the wise words of Margaret Mead” “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world… indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Please join our Facebook group “Golden Women’s Resource Centre Friends”, every day throughout this campaign we have been posting links to great websites that list ideas and things that you can do to end gender violence.

Feel free to add your own thoughts and comments.

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.

Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.

The Golden Women’s Resource Centre hosted the Annual December 6 Memorial Ceremony at 12 o’clock noon at the Golden Post Office fountain.

It was a brief event with speakers, reading of the names of victims and a minute of silence in respect to those who were killed.

I would also like to invite women and children to come join us for our annual Holiday Hot Lunch, Thursday, December 22 from noon – 1:30 p.m., here at the Women’s Centre.

A time for delicious food, celebration of each other and Holiday Season!

This event is free.

Let us know if you would like to bring something to share and we hope to see you!

Cheers

Linley  McLean

Director & Outreach Coordinator

 

Golden Women’s Resource Centre

 

 

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