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Walk to honour Catherine Campbell, also for UN’s 16 Days of Activism

['Catherine Campbell']
['Catherine Campbell']

The family of Catherine Campbell is hosting a walk in her memory and also in recognition of the United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, scheduled for this weekend.

In September 2015, Truro Police Service Const. Catherine Campbell was reported missing by her employer when she failed to report to work.

In September 2015, Truro Police Service Const. Catherine Campbell was reported missing by her employer when she failed to report to work.

Halifax Regional Police began a missing person’s investigation, and her remains were found early Sept. 16. Campbell had also been a member of the Stellarton Fire Department.

“Catherine was taken from us way too soon, not by God’s hands but by someone else’s hands. Catherine will never get to finish her story,” said her aunt Lynn Rockey.

In a release, her family said gender-based violence affects everyone.

“It destroys families, weakens the fabric of our society, and takes a heavy toll on our communities and our economy.”

The 16 Days of Activism begin on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25 and ends on International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was designated in 1999 by the United Nations General Assembly.

In Canada, the 16 Days of Activism also includes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on Dec. 6. 

The days are intended as a time to reflect on violence against women and take action to end it.

“Catherine’s family is taking action,” said the release.

Catherine Campbell’s Walk for Awareness of Violence Against Women is being held, Campbell’s family said, because Campbell and many other women are not able to go home.

“Especially at this time of year, we know that there are so many women who can never be home for Christmas and so many who are terrified in their own homes during the holidays that we want to let them know that people care and want to help,” said Campbell’s aunt Amanda Wong.

The walk begins at the NSCC Pictou Campus Parking Lot on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. where the family will be collecting donations to the local food bank.

The walk will go down Acadia Avenue, ending at the Stellarton Fire Hall. 

Wearwell Garments is providing refreshments at the end of the walk.

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