The Her Light Campaign runs from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 6, Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. #HerLight seeks to bring the issue of violence against women out of the darkness by lighting up communities and letting women know they are not alone.
Join the campaign in 3 easy steps:
On December 6, light a candle and put it in your window to show that you stand with women experiencing violence and to honour those who have been lost to violence.
Take a photo of the candle in your window and post it on all your social media accounts using the hashtags #HerLight and #OneSpark. In addition to glowing windows, we want social media to light up with hope, and demonstrate an international commitment to ending violence against women.
Share the #HerLight campaign with your friends and family on social media. Post pictures and videos talking about and honouring the light of women and girls in your life, using the hashtag #HerLight. Use this opportunity to talk to your families, friends, and children about preventing and ending violence.
Why is this Campaign Important?
Isolation, fear, and shame may all be part of a woman’s experience when she is living with violence. This campaign is a powerful reminder to women that their community is ready to support them. It is also an impactful way for communities to make the statement that they will not tolerate violence. On average, in Canada a woman is killed every 6 days as a result of domestic violence and on any given night there are 3,300 women and their 3,000 children staying in a women’s shelter. This issue pervades all of our communities, and it is time to shine a light on it in order to end the violence.
If you want more information, “like” the One Spark page on Facebook for updates on the Her Light campaign and for information that you can share with your networks. You can also follow us on Instagram at onesparkcanada; Twitter at @onesparkcanada; and on the One Spark LinkedIn page.