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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On Dec. 6, Canadians marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and remembered the anniversary of the gender-based murders in 1989 of 14 young women at L'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

RNAO mourned the nurses who have lost their life due to violence against women: Toronto’s Zahra Abdille, Windsor’s Lori Dupont, Orangeville’s Sonia Varschin and Eganville’s Nathalie Warmerdam. 

In memory of these women, RNAO reaffirmed its commitment to fight the hatred that led to these tragedies. Working together we can prevent and address gender-based violence by remembering and learning from our past, listening to survivors and speaking up against harmful behaviour. 

The anniversary is an opportunity to take action on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society and promote health, well-being and safety for women.

 

Last Updated: 
2020-12-04