Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey will be mobilizing our community to ensure everyone is educated, aware, and willing to help put an end to men’s violence against women. Now in its 7th year, OAITH’s Wrapped in Courage Campaign invites all Ontarians to show their support by purchasing a purple scarf from their local Women’s Shelter. The courage of a woman alone is not enough.
“Whether it’s a friend, loved one, co worker or neighbour, we all know women who’ve suffered from men’s use of violence, harassment or control. Sadly for women and children these men are closely known to them. When we all know someone who has either survived or lost their life to gender-based violence, let that be the wake up call to do your part and be a part of the solution” Marlene Ham, Executive Director, OAITH
Since 1990, OAITH has tracked close to 800 media reports of women murdered by men closely known to them in Ontario. As we prepare to release the numbers for this year, we are reminding everyone that violence continues
Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey plays a vital role for survivors through our programs and services. When women and their children can’t access a VAW shelter or program, it’s the difference between staying in a harmful situation or having a chance at freedom.
Purchase a purple scarf or tie Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey and wear it this winter. Every scarf and effort counts when it comes to the safety and well-being of Ontario’s women and children.
Visit wrappedincourage.ca today to learn more and support the campaign.