National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

“Canada’s Parliament declared December 6th the “National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women”, following the murder of 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989.”

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women took place on November 25 and marked the first day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.

To read about  it see The Governnment of Canada‘s page on it.

Or this page: National Day of Remembrance

To read about events scheduled for this day in Toronto check out this information on The University of Toronto site.

Artist: Shalak

For more events in Ontario, check out this page in The Society News

Artist: Wales

For Events in British Columbia check out Public Service Alliance of Canada, B.C. Region

There might be an event near you, no matter where you live in Canada, that you can attend.

Or, put it out on social media.

Artist: EGR

Does the country you live in have a day for Action on Violence Against Women?

Artists: Wales & Tensoe2

Including the header, there 14 images of women in this post, one for each of the women of Remembrance on December 6. 9 are from back alleys, 4 are in underpasses & 1 is found in a deserted industry lot.

Artist: Art Child

Pics taken by Resa – 2016 & 2017

Toronto & Winnipeg

Artists: Credited under pics, if known


29 thoughts on “National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

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  2. Resa, this is wonderful. Canada is very active in so many wonderful causes, not this least, this cause. My hat’s off to you folks up there. Thank you for the beautiful tribute to Women, and the call to stop the violence. ❤

    1. Thank you, Holly! You must have a day in the States for this?
      Violence must end! ❤
      PS I went to your latest post, and it's password protected…. which is why I did not like or comment.

      1. Thanks Resa. I have a Canadian friend who is writing a book about the violence against the indigenous women there. I decided not to publicly publish my last poem so rather than trash it it made it private. I hate to trash anything. Much love to you Resa.🦋

  3. Fabulous post Resa! I’m sorry I haven’t been actively commenting, but I’m still watching your lovely blog. I’m deep into dissertation territory. I hope you are well!

    1. Followed your link. Wonderful! Many countries are involved in this 16 day awareness campaign. Yes, it ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.
      Yet, I find it sad that we need to have special weeks and days to highlight this.
      I grew up naively believing that all of this is in the past. I was wrong.

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