Wednesday, March 1, 2017

White Ribbon Day.. violence against women

For those of you who followed this blog, you may remember that we lost Steph's sister to domestic violence. "March 10th will mark the 4th anniversary of the day that Kim left us. Sometimes it seems like that day was just yesterday, and others it feels like I have not seen her smile or heard her laugh in 100 years. Time for that random act of kindness in Kim’s memory. On March 10th I hope you will consider doing that again. We live in a world where I think being kind is becoming more important than ever before, and less common".

White Ribbon Day is part of an international campaign called The White Ribbon Campaign. Designed especially with men in mind at the time, this was created by a handful of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man's massacre of fourteen women in Montreal. They began the White Ribbon Campaign to urge men to speak out against violence against women.

Sexual and domestic violence and their solutions are bi-partisan. In the current landscape of uncertainty regarding the progress we’ve made in terms of policy, networks of services and attitudes, we are calling on all men to speak out for respect, dignity and equity, for accountability and for values that promote healthy and positive masculinities.