November 25th marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In Canada, December 6th is a National Day of Remembrance and Action for Violence Against Women. Two days in a year. Two days.
That leaves 363 other days where 51% of Canadian women over the age of 16 will still experience an act of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. 363 days where the global toll of violence against women will exceed the harm inflicted on women by traffic accidents and malaria – combined.
363 days where one of the most tragic, harmful, and preventable human rights atrocities on the planet will go largely forgotten. 363 days where the White Ribbon Campaign will continue its efforts to work with men and boys on the prevention of gender based violence against women and girls.
The entire letter can be read here.
Here are a just a few of the many press releases and blog posts discussing white ribbon.
International WRC news links:
16 days campaign kicks off in Cape Town.
59 organizations partner AWARE in White Ribbon Campaign Singapore.
Ribbon Campaign at football match.
Women come together to take back the night.
JKR donates shoes to domestic violence exhibition
Briton helps build global pledge against violence
White Ribbon Day marked at HBDHB
Stand up against violence
Bloggers discuss WRC, VAW and November 25th:
blue milk: White Ribbon Day (for you little one)
perfectthewayiam: November 25th
all my little words: November 25h
duncan's print: Are You OK With Domestic Violence?
life in high heels and miniskirts: A White Ribbon in the Dark
dramtic effects: White Ribbon Campaign 2007