Tomorrow is International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women and it also marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
WOODSTOCK - Two flag raising ceremonies will be taking place in the City of Woodstock for International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women this Thursday, November 25th.
The first one is happening at 10:00 a.m. at the Fire Hall on Parkinson Road. This ceremony will go to support the Wrapped in Courage campaign. Then at 1:00 p.m. they will raise a flag at Museum Square for the Zonta Says No campaign.
Zonta Says No Advocacy Chair Rubelyn Smith says she hopes to see everyone there.
"Now more than ever, we are really hoping to come together as a community, to unite, to raise our voices and raise awareness for these issues, let's do our part in Woodstock to advocate on behalf of gender based violence survivors."
Local dignitaries will be attending both events and Heart FM will be there as well, capturing video.
Tomorrow will also mark the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Smith explains why it is so important to commemorate these dates.
"It is to reinforce that to eliminate all forms of violence against women is a human rights issue and the act of perpetuating violence against women is a human rights violation."
November is Women Abuse Prevention Month and everyone is encouraged to wear a purple scarf to show your support.
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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