National Day of Remembrance/Action on Violence Against Women

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The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known informally as White Ribbon Day, is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which fourteen women were singled out for their gender and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women.

The women murdered were Anne St-Arneault, 23; Geneviève Bergeron, 21; Hélène Colgan, 23; Nathalie Croteau, 23; Barbara Daigneault, 22; Anne-Marie Edward, 21; Maud Haviernick, 29; Barbara Klueznick, 31; Maryse Laganière, 25; Maryse Leclair, 23; Anne-Marie Lemay, 22; Sonia Pelletier, 23; Michèle Richard, 21; and Annie Turcotte, 21.

The commemoration date was established by the Parliament of Canada in 1991. The legislation was introduced in the House of Commons as a private member’s bill by Dawn Black, Member of Parliament for New Westminster-Burnaby, B.C., and received all-party support.

Canadian flags on all federal buildings – including the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario – are flown at half-mast on December 6. In addition, Canadians are encouraged to observe a minute of silence on December 6 and to wear a white ribbon (or a purple ribbon) as a commitment to end violence against women.

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YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls takes its name from the rose button created after 14 young women were murdered on December 6, 1989 and commemorates December 6 as Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The Rose Campaign works year-round to reduce violence against women, increase public awareness and prevent violence before it starts.

Violence against women is a $4 billion problem in Canada. Each year, violence and abuse drive over 100,000 women and children out of their homes and into shelters. They face an uncertain future with a high risk of homelessness and poverty.

You can take action to change their lives. Visit www.rosecampaign.ca

Celebration House™

A Celebration of Women™ is the first and only global advocacy organization where Women Leaders are being ‘celebrated’ for spearheading positive philanthropic action collectively on one central stage, the world hub. A global transformation of the women’s movement has begun; and we are on track celebrating each step made closer to gender equality through our global central platform we affectionately have dubbed The World Hub for Women Leaders that Care.

A Celebration of Women™ Foundation Inc. has been registered in Canada under Ontario Incorporation Number 1845718 stamped PATENT LETTER APPROVAL AS A CHARITY – MGS dated March 21, 2011. ADDRESS: 2696 St. Clair Ave. West, York ON M6N 1M2 t 416 769-8501

Aimed to create a “pay-it-forward” ripple of positive action, A Celebration of Women Foundation, was born to shape a better world through building residential homes that are mandated to enable the education of young women, support self sustainable programs, graduating future women leaders.

If you are seeking to better the lives of young women, and those they affect in life — send in your application to participate today through our CONTACT PAGE.

This center will educate women (people) through FREE ‘step up’ programs, accredited programs, health & well-being courses, addiction programs, business coursing, speaker events, workshops, computer labs, etc.; as well as, online educational coursing to service our girls globally.

WE are also offering our member women entrepreneurs the opportunity to ‘BUILD YOUR BRAND‘ without upfront costs to YOU!.

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Our solution to stopping VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN is ‘Education of Women‘, enabling empowerment to all women.

SPONSOR A WOMAN TODAY into one of our education programs, SPONSOR A PROGRAM or DONATE A GIFT ~~~ HERE.

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