On the ninth day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we are highlighting strong statements of support and allyship from positions of leadership within our organization. Today, we have statements from our Hydro One Local.
“For the past ten years I have participated in the Wrapped in Courage Campaign in support of ending Gender Based Violence. Through Sisters United, the Society has also been a supporting this campaign for most of the ten years. The campaign originally started with the goal of ending Domestic Violence and through the ten years has grown to include the call to end all Gender Based Violence. You may have seen purple scarves being worn by many in the month of November as a symbol to end Gender Based Violence.
The purple scarf is a symbol o the courage needed by communities in supporting survivors of violence, the commitment to turn awareness into accountability and action and to ultimately end gender-based violence.
Participating in the Wrapped in Courage Campaign enables local Women's organizations to raise funds for their life saving programs for the most vulnerable in our communities.”
Tracy Miller, Hydro One Local Unit Director
“Combating violence is something that we can all help out with. Every little part counts and speaking up is as important now as ever. Anger is a normal emotion. It is ok to be angry, but it is not ok to hurt others, hurt yourself, or destroy things.
A few seconds of violent action can have life changing impacts for many.”
Daniel Lam, Hydro One Local Unit Director