Take Back Your Voice: Take Back The Night
Take Back the Night is an internationally held march and rally to protest rape and other forms of violence against women. In Canada, one of the first marches was held in 1978 in Vancouver. In 1981, The Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centers declared the third Friday of September to be the designated date for Take Back The Night® marches nationwide.
Sisters In Spirit
Sunday October 4th, 2015
Every October 4th, Vigils are held in communities across Canada to honour the lives of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. Candles are lit as we remember the sisters, mothers, daughters, and grandmothers tragically taken from us.
Each candle is a beacon of hope and strength.
November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month
Wednesday November 25, 2015
By resolution on 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. This date was chosen to commemorate the Mirabal sisters who were murdered on November 25th, 1960. The three women were political activists and were visible symbols of resistance to the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic
National Day of Remembrance
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.
International Women’s Day
Sunday March 8th, 2015
International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900’s. Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.
To learn more visit: www.internationalwomensday.com
May is Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
Let’s end sexual violence! May is Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. This month is a time to raise awareness of the issues surrounding sexual violence and promote ways to prevent it. Help us spread the word and raise our collective voices to put an end to sexual violence by tweeting #SAPM. Check back for details on events happening in your community.