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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
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Today we remember the 14 women murdered on December 6th, 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. 28 years ago today, an armed man walked into an Engineering class, forced the men to leave and killed 14 women in the class, then beyond it.
Following these events, Canada established December 6th as the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. The day marks the anniversary of the massacre and reminds us that acts of gender-based violence continue today in Canada and around the world. As a day of action, it prompts us to take steps to end violence against women and to work towards ending gender-based violence.
We would like to recognize that gender-based violence affects people of all ages, cultures, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, geographic locations and socio-economic backgrounds. That said, some populations are more at risk of experience violence, and include women and girls, Indigenous people, LGBTQ/2S and gender non-conforming people, those living in rural and remote locations, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth and seniors.