“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.
For more events in Ontario, check out this page in The Society News
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.
Does the country you live in have a day for Action on Violence Against Women?
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.
Pics taken by Resa – 2016 & 2017
Toronto & Winnipeg
Artists: Credited under pics, if known