Aboriginal anti-violence campaign gathers in Victoria

Moose Hide Campaign hosts second annual gathering at B.C. legislature to address violence against women

Men march to address violence against Aboriginal women and children down Belleville Street towards the B.C. legislature in February 2013. The Moose Hide Campaign is now in its second year and takes place Feb. 11 on the legislature grounds.

Men march to address violence against Aboriginal women and children down Belleville Street towards the B.C. legislature in February 2013. The Moose Hide Campaign is now in its second year and takes place Feb. 11 on the legislature grounds.

A First Nations men’s movement that aims to reduce violence against women and recognize victims will meet Feb. 13 in downtown Victoria.

The second annual Moose Hide Gathering brings together aboriginal and non-aboriginal men who pledge to work together to address violence in their communities.

Aboriginal women are three times more likely to experience domestic violence than non-aboriginal women, and three times more likely than non-aboriginal women to be killed by someone they know.

The meeting begins at the Hotel Grand Pacific at 9 a.m. At noon, the men head to the B.C. legislature grounds, where public speakers will address the crowd.

Women are invited to attend as witnesses. For more information, visit moosehidecampaign.ca.