Yesterday (December 6) was the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. It was 23 years ago on that day that a man walked into l’Ecole Polytechnique asked the men to leave and then he systematically gunned down 14 women. While that day will forever be a part of Canada’s consciousness, for me December 7th holds special meaning.
Teenage girls escaping violence need support says Anita Majumdar
Fresh from Midnight’s Children, award-winner joins YWCA Canada Rose Campaign
Toronto, Dec. 6, 2012 - Award winning actor, playwright and dancer Anita Majumdar is raising awareness of YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls.
Ottawa, Monday, November 26, 2012 – Most teenage girls and young women who leave home are trying to escape sexual abuse and violence, says YWCA Canada, but when they hit the street, they don’t find safety. Violence and abuse lie in wait, along with a high risk of poverty, addiction and prison.