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IWD + I Billion Rising Abbotsford | 2015

Many of us gathered together to mark International Women's Day and One Billion Rising at Civic Plaza in Abbotsford on March 8, 2015 as a part of a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls. It was a collective effort by all our respective partners to make this day possible which included: The Reach Gallery Museum, GirlKIND Foundation, The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, Peardonville House, Abbotsford Community Services, Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, Faculty and Staff Association at UFV, Business and Professional Women (BPW) and Canadian Federation of University Women’s Club.

During our outdoor part we danced in the beautiful sunshine, drummed, listened to one another and gained strength in each other. For our indoor part we screened the film "The Honor Diaries," the first film to break the silence on honor violence. Following the screening we held on panel discussion to further create dialogue. We were truly humbled and honored to have Raheel Raza as our guest speaker, she stars in the film.
Thank you to everyone for coming out and all of our sponsors!

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International Women's Day + 1Billion Rising

Hey ‪#‎Abbotsford‬ and ‪#‎Mission‬ peeps! A pretty amazing event in the works for International Women's Day + 1 Billion Rising, tonnes of activities planned for this day, mark your calenders: March 8th, 2015 More details available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/788252997927498/ ‪#‎IWD‬ ‪#‎rise4revoloution‬ ‪#‎vday‬

Happy New Year! | 2015

Thank you all so very much for your continued support in helping us champion for the rights of girls all over the world. We could not of done so without YOU! Wishing you all a very happy & healthy new year. We look forward to working hard in 2015 and gaining more support and accomplishing great things!

Dec 6th | Candlelight Vigil

December 6th is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The date is etched in history by the shooting deaths of 14 women in 1989 in Montreal by a man deliberately targeting women on a busy campus. Canadians reacted with shock, sorrow and outrage. A strong lobby formed to bring guns under control in Canada, work that continues to this day.

December 6th became the day we remember the women who died and re-commit to taking action on violence against women and girls until our streets, our campuses and our homes are safe.

GirlKIND is hosting a candle light vigil to honor all the lives lost because of violence against women. Please join us to help bring an end to violence against women.

The vigil begins at 4:30pm at the cenotaph at Thunderbird Memorial Square (off Veterans Way) in Abbotsford, BC. Please bring a candle.


More details on our Facebook event page