Moose Hide Campaign focuses on Education to end violence
VICTORIA | February 13, 2019 | The Moose Hide Campaign has launched a new education initiative aimed at K-12 students as part of its drive to end violence against women and children.
The Moose Hide Learning Journey was launched along with the eighth annual Moose Hide Campaign Day gathering, fasting and Walk to End Violence. The walk ended at the steps of B.C.’s Parliament Buildings.
“All of us have a responsibility to stand up, raise our voices and say ‘no’ to gender-based violence,” said Premier John Horgan. “By expanding its reach to include children and youth, the Moose Hide campaign is helping young people lead the way as we work together to build a future free from violence and fear.”
By helping teachers create a supportive learning environment, the Moose Hide Learning Journey encourages students to explore values and perspectives that honour and respect women and children. The online platform, which has been piloted in a number of schools throughout the province, provides lesson plans, videos and other resources.
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The Moose Hide Campaign works through schools like Algonquin and communities across Canada to end violence towards women and children. They also facilitate events where men come together with women. They do the hard work of healing their wounds so they can stop the cycles of violence, especially among Indigenous men where the wounds of racism, colonialism and trauma are both generational and complicated by social factors such as addiction and poverty.
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