2012-2013 Purple Ribbon Campaign
The Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence (Campagne du ruban violet contre la violence) was initiated by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1991 to remember the 14 women who were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.
People use violence to establish power and maintain control over others. Violence and abuse take root in the many types of inequality in our society.
This year the PEI Purple Ribbon Campaign reminds us that no one chooses to be a victim of violence, but using violence is a choice – and we can all choose better.
New resources will be added regularly through November and December 2012.
Again this year thousands of ribbons and bilingual bookmarks will be distributed across Prince Edward Island. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women at 902-368-4510.
|Thank you to 2012 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance:
Click for more on past Purple Ribbon Campaigns.