National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The Rose Campaign takes its name from the original Rose button, created to commemorate the 14 young women who were murdered at l’Ecole Polytechnique in 1989 in Montreal by a man deliberately targeting women on a busy campus. Canadians reacted with shock, sorrow and outrage. This senseless act  of violent misogyny of targeted violence shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. Today we remember: Geneviève Bergeron, 21 Hélène Colgan, 23 Nathalie Croteau, 23 Barbara Daigneault, 22 Anne-Marie Edward, 21 Maud Haviernick, 29 Maryse Laganière, 25 Maryse Leclair, 23 Anne-Marie Lemay, 22 Sonia Pelletier, 28 Michèle Richard, 21 Annie St-Arneault, 23 Annie Turcotte, 20 Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, 31   However, as we observe the 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the announcement of charges

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