The SGEU Women's Committee is holding their annual Women's conference on International Women's Day (March 8) at the Ramada Hotel in Regina. This year's theme is Fight like a girl!
Fight Like a Girl - Anonymous
I fight like a girl who refuses to be a victim
I fight like a girl who’s tired of being ignored and humored, and beaten and raped.
I fight like a girl who’s sick of not being taken seriously.
I fight like a girl who’s been pushed too far.
I fight like a girl who offers and demands respect.
I fight like a girl who has a lifetime of anger and strength and pride pent up in her girly body;
I fight like a girl who doesn’t believe in fear and submission;
I fight like a girl who knows that this body and this mind are mine;
I fight like a girl who knows that you only have as much power as I grant you;
I fight like a girl who will never allow you to take more than I offer;
I fight like a girl who fights back;
So – next time you think you can distract yourself from your insecurities by victimizing a girl, think again.
She may be me and
I FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
Saskatchewan has one of the highest rates of spousal homicides among Canadian provinces - 8.4 spouses per million are killed in Saskatchewan each year compared to the national average of 4.8 per million.
The SGEU Women's Committee partakes in a travelling exhibit of life-sized wooden silhouttes that are made to honour victimized women. The committee is currently working to gather the storeis of victimized women in hopes of putting an end to violence involving girls and women.
Learn more: SGEU Women's Committe: Silent Witness Project