Continuing on the topic about the elimination of violence against women, December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This day is commemorative of fourteen young women who were shot and died at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal back in 1989. This day is also know as the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre or the Montreal Massacre. A gunman by the name of Marc Lepine attacked the school and intended to annihilate feminists before shooting himself.
This injustice event shook the nation and brought the attention of gender-based violence back to our attention. In the spirit of ending violence against women, and remember those who died in the Montreal Massacre, take part in events to contribute to the global discussion about women and violence. This past Saturday, Dec 1st, Vancouver Rape Relief held an event at the Vancouver Public Library to learn and discuss about the significance of this date and other issues surrounding women and violence.
To learn more, or to take part in the fight against women against violence please look into the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter. www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca