December 6-National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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The École Polytechnique Massacre, also known as the Montreal Massacre, occurred on December 6, 1989. Twenty-five-year-old Marc Lépine, armed with a legally obtained Mini-14 rifle and a hunting knife, shot twenty-eight people before killing himself. He separated the male and female students, and after claiming that he was "fighting feminism", he shot all of the women. Overall, he killed fourteen women before turning the gun on himself.

Established on December 6, 1991 by The Parliament of Canada, The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women (VAW) marks the anniversary of the massacre in 1989. This day represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of VAW in society and to consider women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality. Also this day provides a chance for communities to consider actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

Students at Central Commerce and Loretto College raise awareness on the issue of gender-based violence.

Brochure-December 6-National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women


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