December 6, National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women

December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women, is commemorated every year in Canada, on the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, where 14 women were singled out because of their gender, and murdered.

Every year, there is the hope that the issue of violence against women and girls will be addressed and the incidents reduced. Yet every year, the issue and its contributing factors – economic inequality, societal attitudes, inadequate preventative, response and remedial resources – remain.

HEU’s 2013 December 6 poster prompts us to really look and see what is happening around us to co-workers, family members, friends and neighbours. Because action really does begin with us. Only then can we act together to end the violence.

Click on the image to view and download the poster.