The White Ribbon Campaign is a Canadian effort that has spread to over 55 countries world-wide. The effort is based on the ideal that no woman should ever be hurt by a man. Idealistic yes, but a very achievable goal none the less.
Born from the memory of the École Polytechnique Massacre where on December 6, 1989 Marc Lépine walked into the school armed with a Mini-14 rifle and a grudge against women. He shot at 28 people before killing himself.
Claiming he was fighting feminism he killed 14 women and injured another 10.
It is a sad statement of fact that most abuse in the home happens to be afflicted by men on women. It is also a very sad fact that most of those women are afraid to speak out against the very violence that was perpetrated against them.
Thus the White Ribbon was born, it is a human issue, it is a men’s cause.
Those who are born of woman, those who love women and respect them rally against violence against women.
Even those of us who have learned the hard way that violence is wrong. Yes that includes me. Men of substance, men of moral, men of virtue.
Do you stop and act when you see an act of violence against women?
We must not simply turn or walk away. Stand your ground.,we are men. STRONG, SIMPLE, PROUD. Let us be ENABLED.
Let us work against violence and prejudice. We have daughters and sons. Do we as the future elders want them to repeat the mistakes of our past?
Join us, unite, the next generation is in our hands. It’s up to us to guide them.
Facts on abuse in Canada.
There are on average 25 women killed by partners and 2 men killed by partners every year in the Province of Ontario.
Recognizing that you may be abused is the first step to recovery.
If you feel that you are being abused HELP is available.
There are places you can go to leave the situation.
You are not alone, counseling is available to help you heal and become strong again.
Are you a male who has abused, do you want help to EVOLVE into the man you can become? Help is also available for men.
Let’s end the violence, together we can start today. Are you with me?
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