Take a Stand to End Violence Against Women
The Region of Peel is taking a stand. Know how to get help if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence.
Every year, an average of 61 women in Canada are killed by their partners; 40 of these cases occur annually in Ontario alone. Women continue to be victims of emotional, sexual, and physical forms of violence which leaves damaging effect on individuals, families, children, and whole communities.
In 1999, the United Nations declared November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day marks the first of a 16-day Orange the World campaign for Activism against Gender Violence, which ends on December 10.
As part of this awareness campaign, the Region of Peel will light the corporate buildings in orange, and Regional employees will be wearing orange ribbons and clothing as a collaborative demonstration. We encourage Peel residents to join us by wearing an orange shirt or ribbon at any time during this period.
As part of building Community for Life, the Region of Peel offers support services to persons experiencing domestic violence. To learn more, connect with Family Services of Peel.