Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 27, 2013
Did you know that one in two Canadian women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime?
That’s just one of many surprising facts revealed in a new video by Dundas Data Visualization (http://www.dundas.com), a Toronto-based company that specializes in business reporting and dashboards. The video was developed for the annual Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser organized by White Ribbon at Yonge & Dundas Square in downtown Toronto on Thursday September 26.
Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s walk coordinated by the White Ribbon Campaign aimed to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence by asking men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes.
Dundas worked with White Ribbon to visualize their collected data and present it in an easily-consumable fashion during the event. These data visualizations were displayed in downtown core of Toronto on the large multi-media screens located at Yonge & Dundas Square.
The animated infographic displayed statistics on women domestic abuse and men’s perception on the above issues. The purpose of the display screens was to reveal the heartbreaking truth about violence against women to the public and make people aware of these issues.
“For all the great work that goes on behind closed doors at Dundas, it’s important that we ensure that we’re contributing at an equal rate to our community,” explained Scott Benzie, Vice President of Marketing at Dundas Data Visualization. “Dundas is proud to have provided data visualizations to such a great cause. We look forward to continually participating in such events.”
About Dundas Data Visualization
Dundas Data Visualization is a world leader in data visualization and dashboard solutions. Their goal is to provide the best possible data visualization software and services to address the growing need for data-driven decisions in modern business. In addition to developing enterprise-level dashboard software, Dundas offers a professional services group that provides comprehensive dashboard consulting, product enhancement and training.
For more information, visit http://www.dundas.com/.
About White Ribbon
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
Starting in 1991, we asked men to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Since then the White Ribbon has spread to over 60 countries around the world.
We work to examine the root causes of gender-based violence and create a cultural shift that helps bring us to a future without violence.
Our vision is for a masculinity that embodies the best qualities of being human. We believe that men are part of the solution and part of a future that is safe and equitable for all people.
Through education, awareness-raising, outreach, technical assistance, capacity building, partnerships and creative campaigns, White Ribbon is helping create tools, strategies and models that challenge negative, outdated concepts of manhood and inspire men to understand and embrace the incredible potential they have to be a part of positive change.
For more information, visit http://www.walkamiletoronto.org/.