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Flag Raising Ceremonies for International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

Flag raising ceremonies will be taking place in Woodstock on Thursday November 25th for International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.

WOODSTOCK - Oxford County Council has approved two flag raising ceremonies in the City of Woodstock for International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25th. 

This day also signals the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Communications Manager of DASO Samantha White says the first flag raising ceremony will happen at 10:00 a.m. for Wrapped in Courage. 

"We will be at the Woodstock Fire Hall on Parkinson, we are going to invite community partners like DASO, INGAMO, Family Violence, CAS, Woodstock Police, Woodstock Fire and our councillors to join us in raising the flag." 

Then at 1:00 p.m. they will raise a flag at Museum Square for the Zonta Says No campaign. 

White says November is Women Abuse Prevention Month and everyone is encouraged to wear a purple scarf to show your support. 

"Wrapped in Courage is mobilizing communities across Ontario to wear purple to show support for survivors who have endured gender based violence and to kind of connect us all together behind the common cause of ending gender based violence."

You can learn more about Wrapped in Courage online here.

You can learn more about the Zonta says No campaign online here

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