International Women's Day 2013: Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence against WomenThursday, March 7 2013
On International Women's Day, Canadians participate in a worldwide celebration of women, peace and human rights. Canada's theme for International Women's Day 2013 is Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence against Women.
As this theme suggests, violence against women affects us all, and everyone – men and women – must be part of the solution.
On International Women's Day 2013, we call on all Canadians to work together to end violence against women. Violence is not just a women's issue: men have key roles to play in making our country safe for everyone.
A survey for the White Ribbon Campaign found 75% of men felt it was very important to speak out on violence against women, and 66% felt they could be doing more.
Canada's theme aligns with United Nations Commission on the Status of Women's theme for its 57th session, Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. The meeting is taking place in New York from March 4 to 15, 2013.
On International Women's Day and throughout International Women's Week 2013 (Sunday, March 3 to Saturday, March 9), join Canadians from coast to coast as we reflect on the impacts of violence against women and commit to helping end it.