KPU's NEVR joins One Billion Rising

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Metro Vancouver, B.C. - The Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR) committee at Kwantlen Polytechnic University will join activists around the world to host a One Billion Rising Revolution rally in Delta on Friday, Nov. 13..

The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Firehall Centre for the Arts at 11489-84th Ave. in North Delta.

The One Billion Rising Campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering UN statistic that one in three women will be physically, sexually, emotionally, psychologically and/or financially abused during her lifetime. That's one billion women.

One Billion Rising aims to make violence against women a global human issue not relegated to country or tribe or class or religion. One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world where women and girls are free from violence. It is not considered a day, but a revolution.

This year, survivors of violence will tell their personal stories about how violence has impacted their lives. Representatives from all levels of government, the BC Lions, and many others will be on hand to show their support and speak out against violence against women.

This is a public event and everyone is welcome to join in the festivities and take a stand against violence against women. Light refreshments will be served after the event.

This event is hosted by NEVR, Delta Police, Atira, and the Corporation of Delta.


Media contact for KPU:
Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist, KPU
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288

Media contact for NEVR:
Dr. Balbir Gurm
t: 604.599.2267

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