a group of people gather outside Peterborough City Hall, holding a purple "End Gender-Based Violence" flag

Purple Flag Raised at City Hall to Acknowledge Gender Based Violence in Canada

PTBOCanada |

The YWCA along with Mayor Diane Therrien raised a purple flag at City Hall on Thursday to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the first of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, with the Wrapped in Courage campaign.

This is the ninth year the Wrapped in Courage campaign is encouraging Violence Against Women (VAW) shelters to remind their communities that now more than ever violence continues to be the greatest gender inequality rights issue for women and girls.

The Wrapped in Courage Campaign was started by women’s shelters in Ontario to celebrate the strength of women who experience gender-based violence, the 16 days will go through Dec. 6, the anniversary of the massacre at Universite du Montreal’s Ecole polytechnique, during which 14 women were killed in an act of femicide. (Read more…)