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PEI Advisory Council on the
Status of Women

Purple Ribbon Campaign Launch Special Edition E-News
November 25, 2020

Table of Contents

                       "November 25 is the International Day
               for the Elimination of Violence Against Women"

1) Purple Ribbon Badges

The thousands of purple ribbons that were distributed annually across PEI have been replaced with thousands of badges to wear in support of survivors.

Look for display boxes at local libraries or businesses, distributed by PEI Federated Women's Institute branches ~or~ request a box of badges to distribute by emailing

Wear your purple badge during the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (November 25 to December 10, 2020) and keep it for PEI’s Family Violence Prevention Week (February 14 to 20, 2021).

Badges are available for contactless pickup through the ACSW office and for others who want to distribute them in their workplaces or communities.

The badges can be worn anytime to show support for survivors.


2) Support Survivors Multilingual Posters

This year’s multilingual poster highlights the Purple Ribbon Campaign theme “Support Survivors” in eleven languages, the founding and most commonly spoken languages of our province.

Posters are available by request at or you can download and
print PDFs from


3) Resources for Teachers

Visit for links to five English/French bilingual slideshows for educators and others.
  • Background: Purple Ribbon Campaign | Historique : Campagne du ruban violet
  • How to Support Survivors | Comment appuyer les survivantes
  • What Is a Healthy Relationship? | Qu’est-ce qu’une relation saine?
  • Consent Is | Le consentement c’est
  • Ways Youth Can Help | Les jeunes peuvent aider
Also updated: Our guide to how the resources connect to PEI curriculum outcomes in various courses.


4) Montreal Massacre Memorial Video Commemoration

For decades we have gathered in our communities on December 6 to honour the lives of women that have been lost to violence: PEI women, the women of l’École Polytechnique, and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This year, while we cannot be together physically, a video commemoration is being compiled in partnership with Zenith Pictures for online broadcast at noon, Sunday, December 6, via Zoom.

Special contributors appearing in the memorial video will include
  • Elder Julie Pellissier-Lush, Indigenous Opening
  • Debbie Langston, Chairperson of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women
  • Roxanne Carter-Thompson, Guest Speaker
  • Singer-Songwriter Jenn Grant, Sirens Choral Ensemble, and pianist Todd MacLean, musical performances
Political leaders, front-line service representatives, anti-violence community organizations, and families and loved ones of murdered women will light candles in memory of victims of violence in a private ceremony we will document for the video.

If you would like to participate with others in a Zoom broadcast of the video commemoration, please register using Eventbrite. All are welcome to join. Tickets are free. The memorial video will also be available on and after December 6 at

You are encouraged to have a candle or light in the space with you when you watch the video.

A downloadable, printable program will be available online on Friday, December 4 and after.

And look for PEIACSW Chairperson Debbie Langston’s commentary for December 6, “Where Violence Persists, What Women Do,” in local media and at

More info: 902-368-4510

5) Activities Update Fall/Winter 2020 E-Newsletter is Now Available

Our Activities Update e-newsletter includes a Chairperson's message, Council meeting discussions, and information about the annual Purple Ribbon Campaign and the Montreal Massacre Memorial Service, with adaptations for this year.

For more information, you can download the Activities Update pdf from this webpage:
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