December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991, 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.
Check out the Status of Women Canada resources.
The White Ribbon campaign began in 1991 asks men to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Check out the White Ribbon campaign.