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#MYActionsMatter Campaign Launches the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, joined players from the Canadian Football League (CFL) to help launch the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. JR Larose and Jamie Taras from the BC Lions presented the Be More Than A Bystander program to students at Glebe Collegiate Institute to raise awareness about gender-based violence and the importance of bystander intervention.

Status of Women Canada has partnered with the CFL to promote this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This is a unique opportunity to reach a large audience around the 16 Days campaign, and also an opportunity to highlight the CFL’s policy on violence against women, developed in partnership with EVA Canada.

News Release: #MYActionsMatter Campaign Launches the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Pictured left to right: Jamie Taras, Director of Community Relations for the BC Lions; Tracy Porteous, Executive Director of the Ending Violence Association of BC; the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women; Winnipeg South MP Terry Duguid; and JR LaRose, former BC Lions and Be More Than A Bystander Spokesperson

Pictured left to right: Jamie Taras, Director of Community Relations for the BC Lions; Tracy Porteous, Executive Director of the Ending Violence Association of BC; the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women; Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid; and JR LaRose, former BC Lions and Be More Than A Bystander Spokesperson

Jamie Taras presenting the Be More Than A Bystander program

Jamie Taras presenting the Be More Than A Bystander program

JR LaRose and Jamie Taras presenting Be More Than A Bystander

JR LaRose and Jamie Taras presenting Be More Than A Bystander

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JR LaRose and Jamie Taras speaking with students after the presentation

Students from the Glebe Collegiate Institute

Students from the Glebe Collegiate Institute