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Purple Heart Campaign
Purple Heart Campaign
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On November 6th, the Mokami Status of Women's Council in partnership with Libra House and Violence Prevention Labrador (formerly Labradorians for Peaceful Communities), released a report entitled the Purple Heart Campaign (PHC).

The Purple Heart Campaign (PHC) began on December 6th, 2005. The campaign started in reaction to what many women perceived to be an extremely light sentence for a violent assault on a woman in Labrador. The Mokami Status of Women Council (MSWC) wanted the justice system to be more accountable to women. We also needed to learn more about how the system works and wanted to observe cases of violence against women in our courts.

This report is based on our observations of violence against women cases in the courtrooms in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. It is also based on personal interviews with key stakeholders including complainants, witnesses, support workers, police officers, lawyers and judges. The report was officially launched in November 2007.

A.pdf copy of the complete Purple Heart Campaign Report is available here.
 
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