Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

TODAY, November 25th is
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Students Against Domestic Violence is asking that you please show your support by wearing JEANS a WHITE SHIRT and an ORANGE RIBBON.

We will be distributing these ribbons and cards explaining the ribbons in Frist in the afternoon and by officers throughout the day.

Finally, if you wish to take a day of silence to represent the silence many heterosexual and homosexual women experience due to pressures from family, friends, their abusers, or institutions designed t
o help that work against them, please carry the card we will be distributing with ribbons (a printable version of these words are attached):

For the ribbons:
I wear this ribbon today to observe the International Day for the elimination of violence against all women. It represents my vow to end violence towards women and my refusal to be a bystander.

For those who wish to take a vow of silence:
Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I wear this ribbon and take a vow of silence this day to observe the International Day for the elimination of Violence against ALL women. My silence represents the silence that heterosexual and homosexual women are compelled to take- by their communities, abusers, loved ones, and even the institutions put in place to help. It also represents my refusal to be a bystander.

Ground Abuse. Raise Awareness.
11.25.08
If you're interested in joining Students Against Domestic Violence, contact them at sadv@princeton.edu

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