On December 6th WAVAW commemorates the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On this day in 1989 a gunman entered Montreal’s École Polytechnique. He purposely separated the men and women in the classroom and opened fire on all the women, killing 14 women.
If the news headlines aren’t enough, remembering this horrific event is an annual reminder of how widespread violence against women is in our society and how important it is to take action against it.
Last year marked the 25th anniversary. What’s changed? We need an end to violence against women NOW. We’ve had enough of women dying from men’s violence, dying from shame and harassment after sexual assault, dying from a legacy of colonization and racism, dying from misogyny and rape culture. We’ve had enough. We demand better. Join us.