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16days of activism against gender based violence

November 25 @ 8:00 am - December 10 @ 8:00 am PST

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated key risk factors for domestic violence.
School closures, financial and food insecurity, quarantine and social isolation have
negatively influenced mental health, increasing the risk of problematic coping behaviours
including family violence and conflict. Limited physical mobility, suspended public
transport, and closed or stretched the capacity of specialist support services has hindered
the ability of domestic abuse survivors to access support including first medical aid,
justice, health care, psycho-social care and social protection. Shelters and support
centers are closed or struggling to procure food, maintain hygiene and health care
necessary to take cases. Women may assume closure of services means services for
violence are not open and being on lockdown with perpetrators can make them feel
unsafe to seek help leading to an under-reporting of cases.


The Campbell River and North Island Transition society wants to hear from
businesses, schools, and groups interested in putting up purple ribbons and posters to
show that collectively #OurActionsMatter. This year’s theme carries on the message
from last year’s campaign and is a call to action that asks us to take concrete steps to
the question, call out and speak up against acts of gender-based violence.
If you are interested in being part of this event, please contact me. I have included some
actions that you can take during this time of awareness.


Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (250-287-7384)



November 25 @ 8:00 am PST
December 10 @ 8:00 am PST