OSSTF Shines the Light to Break the Silence
on Violence Against Women
November is Women Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario. Beginning November 3, and until December 8, the OSSTF/FEESO provincial website will have a purple backdrop with a Shine the Light logo. Purple is used as a symbol of courage, survival and honour, and, for the month of November, symbolizes the fight to end woman abuse.
The Shine the Light campaign, started by the London Abused Women’s Centre, is focused on building awareness, engaging people in breaking the silence and encouraging all communities to speak out against Violence Against Women. Several communities are showing their support through events planned November 1 through to December 10.
OSSTF is one of over 100 organizations, representing more than 3.5 million Canadians, who want political leaders to explain how they plan to build a more equal Canada for us all and make meaningful commitments to change women’s lives for the better. That's why we support “Up for Debate”, a Canadian conversation on gender justice and equality. We are an alliance of over 100 women’s organizations and their allies from across Canada united in raising awareness about women’s rights in the lead up to the 2015 federal election.
See our vision for more information, and join us in taking action.
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