On December 7, the Mississauga Power Basketball team gathered to sign the petition for the White Ribbon Campaign presented by Safe City Mississauga. The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working together to end violence against women.
The campaign is implemented in over 55 countries and this year, Safe City Mississauga launched the campaign for the third time this year in the city of Mississauga. “We teamed up with the Mississauga Power Basketball Team to promote the campaign to males.
We hope that when youth see their favorite athlete wearing a ribbon, they will want to do the same,” says Saania Jamal, the Community Affairs and Development Coordinator at Safe City Mississauga. “All you have to do is wear the white ribbon, sign the petition and spread the word.” On any given day in Canada, more than 3,300 women (along with their 3,000 children) are forced to sleep in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence.
This number does not include the numbers of domestic disputes that can escalate to become crimes against person such as physical assaults, sexual assaults, threats and harassment. Sign the online petition at www.safecitymississauga.on.ca. For more information on how to obtain a white ribbon, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.