The Province has joined in the UN initiative that calls on anti-violence supporters to raise awareness about 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. On November 26, Ninu Kang, Director of Communications and Development, joined Premier John Horgan and a handful of anti-violence advocates to discuss the challenges in ending violence against women.
Kang was quoted in the BC Government news release about the meeting and provincial support: “Ending violence is also about challenging the systems of inequality that women and children who experience intersecting oppressions like poverty, racism, and language barriers face. Ensuring newcomers to Canada are supported through culturally appropriate prevention and education is key to decreasing risks and making our communities safer.”
The federal government’s Status of Women offers information and suggestions on how you can get involved in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.