2018 Provincial Moose Hide Campaign Gathering

 

Moose Hide Gathering 2018

On Feb.15th, 2018, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men will meet for the 7th consecutive year in Victoria, BC to stand together to end violence against Women and Children. 

As part of this day of action, hundreds of men from across the province will also take part in a One Day Fast.   The One Day Fast is for men to refrain from eating or drinking from the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep.

This simple act of sacrifice is to signify our empathy for women who endure violence in their lives and to demonstrate the strength of their commitment to end violence against Women and Children.

 

The act of fasting is a sacred ritual that Aboriginal people and many other cultures and religions have practiced for thousands of years. The Moose Hide Campaign fast is a pledge to end violence against women and children. We invite men to fast (i.e. refrain from eating and drinking) from sun up until sun down. We also invite you to break your fast at sun down with a meal with your family, friends or co-workers to acknowledge your commitment to end violence against women and children and to share your fasting experience.

This is a day for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men in communities, organizations and government across the province to unite in honour of all women and children.

The Moose Hide Campaign is determined to support change that will end the cycle of violence that women and children continue to experience.

“We will continue to ask men to take positive and concrete steps forward in standing up and speaking out against violence towards women and children. By taking part in this one day national fast you are showing your love and respect for the women in your life and supporting their right for peace and safety in their homes and communities.” Paul Lacerte, Founder –Moose Hide Campaign

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  • Fasting Guide +

    The Moose Hide Campaign is a call to action to all men in Canada to stand shoulder to shoulder to show ourselves, each other, and all Canadians that violence is no longer tolerated in our communities and society. On October 5, 2017, we are inviting men to fast with us to stand up against violence towards women and children. Should you choose to respond to this call to action, we have put together a simple guide to explain the significance of the fast for the Moose Hide Campaign, offer some guidance in setting your intention, and to highlight some tips to ensure your safety. Read More
  • Role of Women in the Moose Hide Campaign +

    The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Men who are standing up against violence towards women and children. Wearing the Moose Hide signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together with other men to end violence against women and children. This is a powerful idea and a commitment that is long over-due. But what about the role of Women in the Moose Hide Campaign? Read More
  • Why use moose hide in the Moose Hide Campaign +

    The question has been raised on a number of occasions as to why we use Moose Hide as the symbol for the Moose Hide Campaign and how it is associated to ending violence against women and children. The Moose Hide Campaign is open to receiving questions as one of the main objectives of the Campaign is to generate respectful dialogue. Read More
  • Fasting guide for those who cannot attend the Gathering +

    We encourage men to join us on October 5th for the National Moose Hide Campaign event. Each year there is an annual Moose Hide Campaign gathering in Ottawa where men fast together. However, many men will fast in their home communities throughout the country. This is an essential part of the Moose Hide Campaign and we want to ensure you are supported as you fast wherever you are. Here are some ideas to support you in your fast. Read More
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