OSSTF/FEESO Home

News · OSSTF/FEESO Shines the Light to Break the Silence on Violence Against Women

Update

 
News

OSSTF/FEESO Shines the Light to Break the Silence on Violence Against Women

October 29, 2015 — November is Women Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario.  Beginning November 2, and until December 7, the OSSTF/FEESO provincial website will have a purple backdrop with a Shine the Light logo.  Purple is used as a symbol of courage, survival and honour, and, for the month of November, symbolizes the fight to end woman abuse.

The Shine the Light campaign, started by the London Abused Women’s Centre, is focused on building awareness, engaging people in breaking the silence and encouraging all communities to speak out against Violence Against Women.  Several communities are showing their support through events planned November 1 through to December 10.

November 1 Niagara Falls was lit purple
 
November 25  International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Day 1 of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
 
November 30 – December 4  Commemorative displays in OSSTF/FEESO worksites
 
December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
 
December 10 International Human Rights Day


All District and Bargaining Units are encouraged to show support of this campaign by using the colour purple along with the Shine the Light logo for the month of November.

OSSTF/FEESO members are encouraged to find our more information from the Shine the Light campaign website.

Related Links

Related Attachments

Share This Page