2008 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence

The Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence (Campagne du ruban violet contre la violence) was initiated by the Prince Edward Island 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.

Information card, Purple Ribbon Campaign

This year, over 25,000 ribbons attached to bilingual information cards will be distributed.

The theme of the 2008 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence is “Men, Take a Stand with Us.”


  • Bilingual information card…[ENG/FR]
  • What men can do to help end men’s violence against women… [ENG]
  • What characteristics abusers have in common…[ENG]
  • Where violent men can get help…[ENG]
  • Men Take a Stand With Us posters…[LINK]
  • Details of Memorial Services for women victims of violence…[ENG]
  • Frequently asked questions about the Purple Ribbon Campaign…[ENG]
  • All Purple Ribbon backgrounders in one file…[ENG]

For more information, please email Sandy at peipurpleribbon [at] eastlink [dot] ca

or call the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women at 902-368-4510.

Thank you to 2008 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance:

  • The Province of Prince Edward Island
  • Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation
  • Federated Women’s Institutes of PEI
  • The Quilting Bee & More
  • Hon.Shawn Murphy
  • Senator Percy Downe
  • Senator Catherine Callbeck
  • Senator Libbe Hubley
  • Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), Local 1515, Charlottetown
  • Lori Kays and staff at Beanz Espresso Bar
  • City of Summerside
  • PEI Nurses’ Union
  • Sandra and Harry Gaudet
  • Dr. Philip Smith
  • Dr. David Morrison
  • Cindy Banks
  • Allan Rankin
  • Hearts and Flowers
  • The Confederation Centre of the Arts
  • The Candle Lighters at the Montreal Massacre Memorial Service
  • City of Charlottetown
  • Town of Cornwall
  • Maureen Gallagher
  • Town of Kensington
  • Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention

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