BC MLA’s are supporting the Moose Hide Campaign, which stands against violence faced by Aboriginal women.
The campaign was created by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres to encourage men to stand up against violence and abuse affecting women and children.
Participants wear a small moose hide patch as a symbol of their pledge to protect, honour and respect the women and children in their lives, and work together to end violence.
MLA’s wore the patch today, while hundreds of men in the province also took part in a one-day fast.
Canadian Aboriginal women 15 years and older are three times more likely to experience violence and be assaulted by their partner, than non-Aboriginal women.
The Moose Hide Campaign recognizes the vast majority of those responsible for violence are men, and encourages men to serve as role models.