A workshop aimed at educating men about ending violence against aboriginal and non-aboriginal women and children is being organized in Victoria this week.
The fifth annual Moose Hide campaign, organized by the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, explores various strategies to address violence against women and children in a positive way. The one-day workshops also educate people about healthy behaviours for children, and to build honest and trusting relationships between women and men.
Recently, the government acknowledged the nearly 1,200 murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada and has started the process of an inquiry to help heal the families left behind and find solutions to end violence.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report was also released last year and includes 94 calls to action as a roadmap to reconciliation across the country. The Moose Hide Campaign embraces the calls to action and the recognition of the impacts of the residential school system.
The campaign will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas St.) beginning at 9 a.m. For more information visit bcaafc.com.