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Rose Action

Rose Action: What Canada can do to Take Action on Violence Against Women

Canada needs national action to end violence against women and girls which ensures women are safe and works to prevent violence before it starts.  Take part in the Rose Campaign and email your MP today.

The Rose Campaign commemorates Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Every woman in Canada has the right to live safely in her community. Yet each year, violence and abuse drive over 100,000 women and children out of their homes and into shelters. They face an uncertain future with a high risk of homelessness and poverty.

Take action to change their lives:

  • Fund Women's Advocates across the country to guide abused women through systems and services on their way to safe lives.
  • Adopt a national housing strategy with emergency, second-stage and permanent housing, and self-determined strategies for Aboriginal, First Nation and Inuit women.
  • Ensure shelters and services across the country are accessible for women with disabilities.
  • Provide women in northern Canada and in rural communities with immediate access to shelter and timely police protection.
  • Ensure all jurisdictions take past violence into account when determining custody and access.
  • Integrate violence prevention and women's equality education in school curricula.
  • Ensure support services are culturally and linguistically appropriate across the country.
  • Call an immediate national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women

The Rose Campaign to End Violence Against Women & Girls