Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - BCGEU

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - BCGEU

Fourteen women were killed at École Polytechnique nearly 30 years ago, simply because they were women.

The anniversary falls on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Almost 40 per cent of women in Canada who reported assault by an intimate partner said their children witnessed the assault.

In Ottawa, flags at all city sites will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.

"I don't think I'm being naïve by saying I think there's potential for significant change here", says Senior, the president and executive director of the Canadian Women's Foundation.

Thomson smiled and posed for photos as she was presented with the $30,000 scholarship as well as a gold and silver necklace and 14 white roses - one for each of the 14 women who died.

A collection of shoes, each labelled with the name of a missing or murdered woman, will be on display at St. Andrews on the Square on Wednesday - "putting a name to those who can no longer speak for themselves". Every year on this day, women and men across the country gather together to remember women and girls we have lost and to commit to action to address the ongoing violence in our communities.

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Liverpool was one of four English teams to top a group, along with Manchester City , Manchester United and Tottenham. Keane said: "A comfortable night for them tonight, a good start and their attacking players certainly enjoyed it".

In 1989, Marc Lepine opened fire at École Polytechnique, killing 14 engineering students simply because they were women.

Johb said the recent movement in Hollywood with actresses coming forward with allegations of abuse and harassment needs to be used as the first major step to end violence and abuse against women. Nirmala Armstrong, herself once a victim of domestic violence, said.

"Even though it happened in Montreal 28 years ago, it's something that's still very much happening in society today", said Kendra Strong-Garcia from the YWCA.

"We as individuals have a responsibility to respect everyone regardless of their gender", said Nagpal.

"It is an issue of power and control", she says of gender-based violence, then and now.

"They were promising engineering students, murdered for one reason: they were women", Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean said in a statement.

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