Women at the Centre invites everyone to join the campaign to eradicate violence against women.
By Doreen Nicoll
Published February 26, 2014
On Saturday, March 8, and the week leading up to International Women's Day, women and men around the world will be holding events celebrating the theme of inspiring change.
I'll be taking my daughters to a luncheon at which keynote speaker Mariatu Kamara will inspire us with tales of her incredible journey from wartorn Sierra Leone to Toronto as told in her book, The Bite of the Mango.
My sons will get the customary email from me including the link to the video: This is What a Feminist Looks Like. I owe it to my sons, their future partners, and women around the world to make sure they embrace their feminist side and acknowledge that women's rights are human rights.
I have had many epiphanies throughout my life that have inspired change. Most recently, joining Women at the Centre has been my impetus for change. The members of this non-profit organization are survivors of all forms of gendered violence.
Women at the Centre would like to extend an invitation to the women of Hamilton who have survived financial, emotional, psychological, social, spiritual, physical or sexual abuse to join us in eradicating violence against women.
Women at the Centre is offering a free e-learning program called Silent No More to women who have experienced gendered violence. This 12-week course helps women understand the historical and cultural roots of gendered violence, identify how Hamilton is responding to violence against women, and develop tools to engage in meaningful advocacy work to effect change in Hamilton.
On International Women's Day, let Women at the Centre be the inspiration for change in your life and your Hamilton.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Silent No More or about joining Women at the Centre.
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