"16 Days of activism"
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a global increase in violence against women, but even before the pandemic, on average in Canada, statistics showed that a woman is killed by her intimate partner every six days. Our own community of Aylmer is not immune.
November 25 – December 10 marks 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence worldwide, as part of the UN Campaign, UNiTE to End Violence Against Women. The Grandmothers’ Advocacy Network (GRAN) coordinates efforts in Canada to bring attention to this serious issue at home and abroad.
Many countries have reported an increase in domestic violence during the pandemic. Given this surge in violence, UN Secretary-General Guterres has called for a domestic "ceasefire".
During these days of activism we encourage everyone to support an end to violence, including financial support to local organizations like L'Autre Chez-soi (https://lautrechezsoi.com/
Grandmothers Advocacy Network