Right now, in Canada, the unacceptable is still happening
violence affects too many of our mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and friends. This is something that is completely preventable.
The Moose Hide Campaign recognizes that all forms of violence are unacceptable, regardless of gender. We see the disproportionate number of women who are victims and the importance of engaging men and boys in addressing this issue. We also know that “shame and blame” isn’t the answer.
Did you know?
- Every year there are over 60,000 physical or sexual assaults against women in BC – more than 1,000 per week
- One in three women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime (Stats Canada, 2006)
- In 2014 there was a daily average of 7,969 women and children staying in shelters across Canada because it was not safe at home (Statistics Canada)
- There were 1,181 cases of missing or murdered Aboriginal women in Canada between 1980 and 2012, according to the RCMP, with BC recording more than any other province (Native Women’s Association of Canada, 2010). However, according to grassroots organizations the number is much higher, closer to 4,000
- Domestic violence is preventable.
1 in 2
Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16
Spousal violence of Indigenous women is three times higher than non-Indigenous women
Every 2.5 days
A woman or girl is murdered every two and a half days in Canada
Indigenous women are killed at six times the rate of non-Indigenous women
Rutland Middle School staff and students describe their Walk to End Violence on Moosehide Campaign Day with one simple word: goosebumps. The school is in Kelowna, B.C., with a population of 500 students. Approximately 150 of those are Indigenous students. On Moose...
Cathy Lindsay believes in the power of inclusiveness to create real change.Lindsay is an Elder from Kenora, Ontario, who will be speaking at the Ne-Chee FriendshipCentre’s Moose Hide Campaign Day event on May 11. She recalls an event with a sharing circle years ago....
Dominic Paul remembers the first time he fasted from dawn to dusk. It was part of the Moose Hide Campaign Day Fast to End Violence almost a decade ago. The campaign was just getting off the ground, and there were only a dozen or so participants at the event in...
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