Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, observed on December 6th, carries profound significance for organizations like Sage Haven Society and all those dedicated to protecting women and children from gender-based assault. Here’s why:
Honouring Victims: This day memorializes the lives tragically lost in the École Polytechnique massacre, a stark reminder of the horrors of gender-based violence. For organizations like Sage Haven, it’s a solemn occasion to pay respects to victims and advocate for justice.
Raising Awareness: The day draws attention to the ongoing challenges of gender-based violence. For Sage Haven, it provides a platform to raise awareness about the issues they combat daily.
Solidarity: The day unites organizations and individuals in a shared mission to end gender-based violence. It reinforces the sense of community and solidarity among those committed to this cause, including Sage Haven Society.
Advocating for Change: The National Day of Remembrance isn’t just about remembering; it’s a call to action. Organizations like Sage Haven use this day to push for policy changes, support systems, and resources to prevent gender-based violence and support survivors.
Supporting Survivors: For organizations dedicated to protecting women and children, this day underscores the importance of their work. They provide safe spaces, counselling, and assistance to survivors, ensuring they are not alone in their journey toward healing.
Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges yet to be overcome and the importance of the work undertaken by organizations like Sage Haven Society in ensuring the safety and well-being of women and children in the face of gender-based assault. Sage Haven will continue to advocate against gender-based violence and provide important services for the women and children of the Alberni Valley, including short-term transition housing for women fleeing violence, 2nd stage-supported housing, supportive counselling, Sexual Abuse Response Program (SARP), and our Community-based Victim Support Services.
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