On May 1st, 20202, Linda Murphy, a local resident, will commence a 900km trail-hike, from Niagara Falls to Tobermory, on Canada’s oldest and longest continuous footpath, the Bruce Trail. While facing challenges that come with a long hike, Linda will also raise funds and awareness for women and children who are fleeing gender-based violence.
The colour purple is associated with the fight against domestic violence. It symbolizes the courage it takes for a woman to leave her abuser. But the courage of the woman alone is not enough to protect her and her family. It takes the courage of an entire community.
On International Womens Day – we commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point for women’s issues such as gender equality, gender-based violence and abuse against women.