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National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against women - December 6, 2016

posted Nov 6, 2016, 6:41 PM by Recording Secretary   [ updated Dec 6, 2016, 5:40 AM ]
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.

As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls (Status of Women Canada, 2o13).

Please join us in Regina at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, 1861 McIntyre Street from 7pm - 9pm for a Candle Light Vigil to commemorate the 1989 Montreal Massacre. The evening will include guest speakers and musicians. Coffee/Tea social to follow. 


For further information, please email the Canadian Labour Congress prairie@clc-ctc.ca or call 306-525-6137