National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women….

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women


The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 Violence against Women” href=”/wiki/Violence_against_women”>Violence against Women.

The commemoration date was established by the Parliament of Canada in 1991.

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. ~ Wikipedia.

…also remember


Statement – Dec 2, 2011 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery & Violence Against Women and Girls from Joy Smith, MP on Vimeo.



CANADA is Taking Action !!!


Repeats every year until Mon Dec 31 2012 .
December 6, 2011 – 6:30pm


Division Street United Church
Division Street United Church, 997 4th Ave East
Owen Sound, ON

Phone:519 376 1560

Fax:519 376 5458

See map: Google Maps

Public Memorial Service 6:30 pm

Concert with Tannis Slimmon 7:15

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.

As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

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