Proclamation - Woman Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Nov 1-30, 2023
WHEREAS, Shine the Light is a campaign that was initiated in London, Ontario by the London Abused Women’s Centre to increase public awareness of the ongoing issue of woman abuse;
WHEREAS, the "Shine the Light on Woman Abuse" campaign is dedicated to shedding light on the darkness of woman abuse, highlighting an unwavering commitment to prevention, support and education;
WHEREAS, The campaign’s signature colour purple is used to symbolize courage, survival, and honour and has come to symbolize the fight to end woman abuse”
WHEREAS, we recognize that everyone has a role to play in eradicating woman abuse and promoting a society that values equality, respect, and the safety of all its members;
WHEREAS, We invite all citizens of the Town of Fort Frances to join us in shining a light on woman abuse, taking action, and standing together with women who have endured intimate partner violence and abuse to create a safer and more inclusive community for everyone;
WHEREAS, the Town of Fort Frances officially supports and participates in the "Shine the Light on Woman Abuse" campaign, and encourage all citizens to wear purple on November 15, 2023;
NOW THEREFORE, I Mayor Andrew Hallikas on behalf of Council do hereby proclaim November 1 to November 30, 2023 as Woman Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.