I’m thrilled to see another Canadian organization launching a blog. This time it’s the White Ribbon campaign—the world’s largest effort by men to end men’s violence against women. It was started by a handful of men in Canada in 1991 on the second anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. Their blog is called Our Future has No Violence Against Women. The plans for the blog include:
- Provide updates on activities from White Ribbon Campaigns around the world
- Host commentary and opinion pieces from advocates working to end violence against women from across the planet
- Serve as a centralized online forum for individuals to come and discuss issues
They’ve gotten off to a good start with some commentary on the recent Dawson school shooting in Montreal as well as the UN’s declaration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Thanks to Chris Carder for the head’s up on the White Ribbon blog.
~~~ For those of you in Vancouver, the December 6th Memorial Rally gets underway at 6:30p.m, outside the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia. Also, a passionate call to action by Gina Whitfield. ~~~