Students at Cape Breton University are celebrating International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Thursday, November 25. The CBU Students’ Union Women’s Centre has a day of events planned to raise awareness that violence against women is not acceptable.
At 10 a.m., the Women’s Centre will be hanging decorated t-shirts on a clothesline in the CBU Commons.
Katie Beaver, Coordinator, CBUSU Women’s Centre says, “It is important that we remind CBU students that violence against women is still a relevant issue. Celebrating this day shows that we will rally together and stand up as one and say we aren’t going to sit and accept it anymore.” The Women’s Centre is asking students to decorate a t-shirt to show their support for the elimination of violence against women. All of the decorated t-shirts will be on display in the CBU Commons.
“It is very important that we continue to raise awareness in this area. Each day we make great improvements, but there is so much more we can be doing,” says Allison Haley, President, CBUSU. “We can’t change the world overnight, but we can try to change it one day at a time.”