Join WAVAW at The Post March on April 1, 11am-3pm at Roundhouse Community Centre!
This purpose of this event is to create a space for people to come together again after the Women’s March and send letters to the provincial and federal government about the issues they care about. Organizations like WAVAW will have letters available for people to sign. If you can’t make it, you can still download and send the letter below or create your own based on this template with the concerns, fears, hopes or dreams you have for your province.
Dear MLA [FIND YOURS HERE],
My name is and I live in .
I envision a world where all women are free from violence. I want to live in a province that recognizes the epidemic of violence against women and devotes adequate resources to prioritizing women’s safety and addressing the root causes of violence.
I am afraid that my province is ignoring the needs of half its residents and the majority of its voters. Why has the Ministry for Women’s Equality not been reinstated?
I would like to see the province fully fund women’s centres and anti-violence organizations. Women deserve to access the essential services they require following a traumatic, violent experience like sexual assault. It is the government’s responsibility to ensure that these organizations are there when women need them most.
The root causes of violence against women can be found in the way that society values women in general. There must be prolonged, government funded public education that is centered on shifting discriminatory attitudes about women.
My hope for the future is that I can be proud of my province for working with the federal government and municipal governments to decrease violence against women and girls by:
- centering Indigenous women’s leadership to address outcomes of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls;
- reinstating the Ministry for Women’s Equality;
- fully funding women’s centres and anti-violence organizations;
- ensuring elementary schools to post-secondary institutions entrench government subsidized anti-violence education within core curriculum/programs;
- supporting a municipal social housing strategy, guaranteed livable income, and affordable universal childcare that better helps women escape violence and thrive outside violent relationships;
- working with women’s groups to develop effective anti-violence education programs for men and male youth who have committed violence against women.