Purple Ribbon Campaign to raise awareness in area

Greg Bennett
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Juniper House's Purple Ribbon Campaign remembers the killings of 14 women in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989 and raises awareness about the far reaching effects of violence against women.

The Purple Ribbon Campaign is an annual campaign being organized by the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia, of which Juniper House is a member. The campaign remembers the Dec. 6, 1989 killing of 14 women in Montreal, and raises awareness about the far- reaching effects of violence against women. The campaign runs from Nov. 25 to Dec.10, and is part of an international recognition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.

During the campaign, purple ribbons are worn to raise awareness about organizations working with women who are abused and to raise awareness about violence against women.

Juniper House will have an information table at the Yarmouth Mall throughout the campaign. Purple Ribbons and Juniper House’s information will be available at the display.

A vigil will be taking place at Burridge Campus in Yarmouth at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 6. This is organized by the Human Services Class. The public is welcome to attend.

Juniper House staff and volunteers will be distributing ribbons in the Yarmouth Mall, Digby Sobeys, and Barrington No Frills on Dec. 6th. 

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