November 21, 2005
December 6th Campaign to end violence against Women
On December 6th each year, Canadians remember the 14 women who were violently murdered in 1989 at the Ecole Polytechnique in
Montreal.  Each year, the CAW pledges to continue its work of eliminating violence against women whenever it occurs.  Every year,
CAW members demand government action to stop the violence at work, in homes and in society as a whole.

Building on the momentum of the successful 15 Days-15 Ways Campaign last year, the CAW in conjunction with the Canadian
Labour Congress is organizing a national campaign beginning on December 6 this year.  The campaign will carry through to March 8,
2006, which is International Women’s Day.

Women’s committees and women’s networks are asked to organize community events and workplace actions by distributing
thousands of postcards across the country at union events, meetings, conferences, schools and workplaces.

Julie White, CAW director of women’s programs, said it’s an important campaign and the CAW has a goal of signing 60,000
postcards over the four months.  “The postcards will identify core funding for women’s services and organizations, as well as pay
equity and child care issues that all play a major role in increasing women’s vulnerability,” White said.

Orders of postcards, bookmarks and commemorative December 6 buttons have been shipped to CAW locals beginning November
7th.  The cards will be presented to federal politicians on March 8, 2006, International Women’s Day.

The postcards should be collected and sent back in bulk no later than February 28, 2006 to:

CAW Women’s Department
205 Placer Court
Toronto, Ontario, M2H 3H9
Attention: Julie White

For more information on the December 6 campaign or to order the postcards, bookmarks and a December 6th commemorative pin,
visit the CAW website at:
www.caw.ca/whatwedo/women/index.asp  or e-mail:  women@caw.ca

Source:  CAW NewsNow
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