Violence against women concerns us all

Violence against women concerns us all

Violence against women concerns us all

At U of T, events are taking place across all three campuses for the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women.

Fourteen women lost their lives to violence on December 6, 1989.

To create change, it is essential to recognize that the issue of violence against women knows no frontiers.

It's worth remembering that December 6th is also National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, which was created in direct response to the Polytechnique tragedy.

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Thomson smiled and posed for photos as she was presented with the $30,000 scholarship as well as a gold and silver necklace and 14 white roses - one for each of the 14 women who died. "It was an attack on feminism fuelled by misogyny that persists today".

A collection of shoes, each labelled with the name of a missing or murdered woman, will be on display at St. Andrews on the Square on Wednesday - "putting a name to those who can no longer speak for themselves".

"And yet, to think that there are still women here in our community, in Markham, in York Region, that face violence, that face threats every single day is truly a sad commentary on our progress as a society".

"It brought a very acute spotlight onto violence against women that it just doesn't happen in our homes or in far away places".

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It marks the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and killed.

He said more has to be done to combat gender-based violence at home and overseas through fighting injustice and inequality.

Specifically, in 2015, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), of which the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is an affiliate, partnered with the University of Western Ontario to conduct the first-ever Canadian survey on domestic violence in the workplace. "Together we have a responsibility to foster a culture of respect and inclusion".

"Most women are able to survive the violence against them but every six days one woman in Canada is murdered by a man who said he loved her", Brown said.

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"When gender-based violence is eradicated, we'll all be better for it".

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