SmartCell Supports Wrapped in Courage
November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence from November 25th- December 10th, we are accepting in-store donations of $2 in support of the Wrapped in Courage campaign and 60 participating violence against women shelters across Ontario. Our team is taking action to end gender-based violence and letting survivors know they are not alone!
On November 25th, we will be wearing a purple scarf to show our support. The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes a woman to leave her abuser. However, the courage of the woman is not enough. It takes the support of an entire community to end violence against women.
Violence continues to be the greatest gender inequality rights issue for women, girls and gender-diverse individuals. 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime and these numbers increase exponentially for black, Indigenous and women of colour. Supports are available across Ontario to provide assistance to survivors of gender-based violence and their children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Join us in our commitment to end #GBV by taking action!
Check out the #WrappedinCourage list of 16 Actions to End Gender-Based Violence and Prevent Femicide: www.wrappedincourage.ca/16actions
Find a SmartCell location: www.smartcell.ca/#locations
Find an Ontario VAW shelter: www.sheltersafe.ca
Find an Ontario Sexual Assault Centre: www.sexualassaultsupport.ca/support/
Request callback to learn more about how SmartCell Supports Wrapped in Courage.