The Moose Hide Campaign is getting support from the Manitoba RCMP in its effort to raise awareness about violence towards women and children.
From now until October 17th, Mounties will show their support for the cause by wearing a moose hide square pin “which signifies ones commitment to honour, respect and protect the women and children in their life and to work together to end violence against women and children.”
“It is great to see a policing organization like the RCMP support us in our journey,” said co-founder Paul Lacerte in a news release; he created the Moose Hide Campaign with his daughter Raven in 2011. “Our goal is to distribute 10 million moose hide pins across Canada and the world to raise awareness and action to end violence against all women and children in Canada. The RCMP is really helping our efforts in Manitoba by organizing community events to bring people together to take a stand.”
Mounties are also holding community events across the province to also raise awareness about resources available to victims of abuse and violence as well as promote gender equity and healthy relationships.
“The tragic reality is that violence against women and children is far too prevalent in our communities,” said Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP Scott Kolody in the same release. “By raising awareness of the Moose Hide Campaign and its goals, we hope to start a real conversation in the communities we serve. Across this province, our officers will be making a renewed and concentrated effort of working with community members to end violence towards women and children.”
Everyone is encouraged to participate.
More information can be found online, at www.moosehidecampaign.ca.