Peggy sat down with Kate Bojin, the program manager at White Ribbon Toronto shortly after the 28th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre at the Ecole Polytechnique where 14 women were brutally murdered in the name of feminism. The organization was established in Toronto in 1991 by our dearly departed Jack Layton in response to the Massacre. Peggy met up with Kate to talk about the origin, growth and future of the organization.
From their website:
"White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Since its inception in Toronto in 1991, The White Ribbon Campaign has spread to over 60 countries around the world. White Ribbon asks men to wear white ribbons as a sign of their pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
We work to examine the root causes of gender-based violence and create a cultural shift that helps bring us to a future without violence. Our vision is for a masculinity that embodies the best qualities of being human. We believe that men are part of the solution and part of a future that is safe and equitable for all people."