Remembrance Day, Bullying Awareness Week, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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Mark your calendars this November for several important dates:

Remembrance Day, November 11th. This marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and serves as an opportunity to recall all those who have served in the nation’s defence. It’s an important time to remember the horror of war and to embrace peace.

There are approximately 4,200 surviving Canadian Veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War living in Alberta, as well as 65,100 Canadian Armed Forces Veterans in the province. Contact your local Legion and attend a local Remembrance Day ceremony!

Bullying Awareness Week, November 18th – 24th. This annual event promotes bullying awareness and positivity. Let’s work together to create a civil society built on healthy and respectful relationships. This year’s theme is “Stand Up”. We are encouraging Albertans to promote healthy relationships and stand up against bullying. Albertans are encouraged to post their messages online during four days of action using the hashtag #StandUpAB.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25th. Violence against women and girls is one of the most persistent and widespread human rights violations today. Women and girls continue to face discrimination, daily sexism in the workplace and in public, lower pay than men, violence in their homes and sexual harassment on the street and online. Seven out of ten Albertans have known a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse.

Our government funds 11 sexual assault centres and the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services, family violence prevention programs and women’s emergency and second-stage shelters. For more information, visit https://www.alberta.ca/violence-against-women.aspx.

Questions, comments, or concerns? Feel free to email my office at [email protected] or call at 403-216-5430.