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Lakeshore Principal’s Office Launches Initiative in Support of #16days Campaign

Tags: December 2021, Vol. 2, Issue 2

On December 6th, the Office of the Principal, Lakeshore Campus launched an ongoing initiative to collect unopened full-size toiletries and unopened travel/hotel toiletries to donate to shelters supporting women and children leaving domestic violence.

December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, marked the anniversary of the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989) and is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it. This day falls within the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an annual international campaign that kicked off on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

The global theme for this year’s campaign is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!” In Canada and around the world, women, girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+ (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, plus) and gender diverse individuals face unacceptable violence and discrimination. Gender-based violence in Canada has been magnified and amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic with police services, shelters, and local organizations reporting an increase in calls related to gender-based violence.

Items can be dropped off at WEL 302-H in the Lakeshore Campus Principal’s Office (3rd Floor, Student and Welcome Resource Centre). Please contact Stephanie Byer if you have questions or would like to arrange a drop off.

a box of donated toiletries 

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