CFUW Campaign Takes Stand Against Gender-Based Violence


WELLAND – Please join members of CFUW (Canadian Federation Of University Women) – Welland and District, wearing ​orange ​on Wednesday, November 25 at 5pm on the east side of the Main Street bridge to safely acknowledge the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism.

CFUW National​ along with local clubs including ​Welland and District ​are again supporting ​the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence​, continuing until December 10.

​ The campaign was started at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, as a strategy to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

The UN Secretary-General’s ‘UNITE by 2030 to End Violence against Women’ campaign is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence under the global theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

In support, the City of Welland will light the Main Street bridge on Wednesday in ​orange​.

(Source: CFUW release)

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