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Strong With Her Yoga
Be Strong With Her. Participate in a Yoga class (or similar modality) to help us end gender based violence and provide support for those affected.
Why December 6th
December 6th marks Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and commemorates the anniversary of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique massacre in Montreal, during which an armed male student deliberately targeted and murdered fourteen women and injured ten more in the name of “fighting feminism”. Canadians reacted in shock, sorrow, and outrage.
Why is participating important?
It's Prevalent: Half of all Canadian women have experienced physical or sexual violence
It's Gendered: 92% of teens who experience dating violence are girls
It's Lethal: Every 6 days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner
More than 3,000 women a night stay in Canadian shelters to escape abuse.
Why a Yoga Class?
Yoga and similar modalities open the door to new beginnings and emotional healing. As part of our Strong With Her Campaign, YWCA Halifax wants to bring together all yoga studios and other partners in the Halifax area to recognize those lost in Montreal, provide a healing space for self-care on December 6, and raise funds to help us in our work of ending gender based violence and providing support to those affected.
Why YWCA Strong With Her?
Strong With Her is an opportunity to tell the community is time to end violence against women and hope to those suffering from violence by providing them the knowledge they need to help make a positive change in their lives.
Your support will help fund life changing programs for women, including women and children fleeing violence. We are a strong voice for women, girls and their families.
If you are a Yoga Studio or Fitness Club owner/manager and would like to register to host your Strong With Her Yoga Class, please contact Carol at 902-423-6162 ext. 2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information specific to a certain location, please contact the studio or facility directly.
Is your Yoga Studio or fitness facility not listed? Please encourage them to participate and direct them to this website.