On December 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at Polytechnique Montréal. We remember these women. We remember Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, Annie Turcotte, Annie St-Arneault, Michèle Richard, Sonia Pelletier, Anne-Marie Lemay, Maryse Leclair, Maryse Laganière, Maud Haviernick, Anne-Marie Edward, Barbara Daigneault, Nathalie Croteau, Hélène Colgan and Geneviève Bergeron.
We remember that they were studying to be leaders in science. Our world sure needs women’s leadership now in science, health, mathematics, safety and first response.
December 6 falls within the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Add your voice to the conversation between November 25 and December 10 and share the ways you are being part of the solution to end gender-based violence by using the hashtag #16Days.
Please also consider donating to Cowichan Women Against Violence Society as we work to keep the women and children in the Cowichan Valley safe from violence. You can donate through Canada Helps here, or send a cheque to 246 Evans St, Duncan BC V9L 1P8
Thank you, from all of us at CWAV Society.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Commemoration Site (Status of Women – Canada)