National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MoveUP’s Women’s Rights Committee acknowledges December 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.

On December 6, 1989, 14 female students at l’École Polyechnique at the Université de Montreal, many of them in the school’s engineering program, were murdered because they were women.

Geneviève Bergeron
Hélène Colgan
Nathalie Croteau
Barbara Daigneault
Anne-Marie Edward
Maud Haviernick
Barbara Maria Klucznik
Maryse Laganière
Maryse Leclair
Anne-Marie Lemay
Sonia Pelletier
Michèle Richard
Annie St. Arneault
Annie Turcotte

This day is not only a day for us to remember those victims, but an opportunity for us to take action as we strive to eliminate all forms of violence against women.

The Montreal Massacre must not be in vain. Violence against women continues to be present today in many forms and we must all work together in solidarity to recognize, address, and extinguish it.

In solidarity,
MoveUP Women’s Rights Committee Co-Chairs Rysa Kronebusch and Janie McDougall
 

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