Remembering Montreal and indigenous women

Remembering Montreal and indigenous women

"Today is a day to reflect on the reality that violence against women and girls remains pervasive in our society".

In Ottawa, flags at all city sites will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. He shot and killed 14 women, while injuring 14 others.

Shelley Yeo is the assistant executive director at ANOVA and tells 980 CFPL community involvement is key to fighting violence against women.

There were tears, songs, and words of remembrance as Londoners gathered to honour the victims of the Montreal Massacre.

In addition to holding a moment of silence in memory of the 14 women killed at at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal 28 years ago, she also asked for a moment of silence for missing and murdered indigenous women. Together, we can honour the lives lost on December 6, 1989, by working to prevent this violence before it begins.

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"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.

Saying the voices of Indigenous women, one of the most victimized groups in the world, have been ignored for 500 years, Smoke urged agencies promoting the safety of women to work with First Nations communities, an offer Herenda accepted. Even when a person insists they meant nothing by it, it still promotes a culture of violence and discrimination that has serious and real impact on women. Since the release of the survey results, some provinces have passed laws to provide domestic violence leave and more provinces are considering such legislation. I challenge all Albertans, especially men, to take action against violence against women and girls. "But violence against women is still a very present-day problem, in both our countries".

She believes with regular consequences the stigma that violence against women is acceptable, will end.

"I think it's an award that stems from a disgusting tragedy, and I think this is an excellent way to try to turn that around years later and make something positive of the fact that women are now recognized as making important contributions in engineering", she said.

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