Minister Leitch Encourages Canadians to Participate in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
As Minister of Status of Women, I would like to invite you and
all Canadians to join me in marking 16 Days
of Activism against Gender Violence this year.
From November 25 to December 10, you can participate in local
events and help raise awareness of this important issue.
December 6th, Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on
Violence against Women, has special significance
for all Canadians.
It is on this day that we remember 14 young women who lost
their lives in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal,
and all women and girls who are victims of violence.
By observing a minute of silence, wearing a white ribbon,
or attending a local vigil - you can join thousands of Canadians
in an effort to end violence against women and girls.
Ending violence against women and girls
is everyon's responsibility.
By working together, we can make our communities safer.
Thank you. Merci!