Each year, we help organize events that promote awareness about the impact of sexual violence in our community.
Take Back the Night: An event to take a stand against sexual violence, particularly violence against women. This event takes place in September.
Sister’s in Spirit: An event to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. This event takes place in October.
International Women’s Day: A day to recognize the achievements of women and March 8 is International Women's Day — a day to recognize women's achievements and acknowledge the continuing challenges to reach gender equality.
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women/ December 6 Vigil: On December 6, 1989, 13 female students and a female administrator at l'École Polytechnique de Montréalwere murdered because they were women. The shocking impact of their deaths led Parliament to designate December 6 as a national day of remembrance. It is a day to remember the 14 victims and a time to take action. It is an opportunity to acknowledge that women are still facing disproportionate levels of violence on a daily basis.
May Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Raising awareness of the impact of sexual assault, focus on steps to be taken to put an end to violence and support survivors
No Ones Asks for it Day: A day (first Friday) in May to wear purple in support of survivors of sexual violence. The campaign is called #NoOneAsksForIt! One of the biggest obstacles faced by survivors of sexual assault is victim-blaming. There is a notion that they ‘asked for it’ by what they were wearing, where they were, what time they are out at, and what they are doing and/or drinking.
A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. Men in the community participate in the event in an effort to raise awareness about the serious causes and effects of rape, sexual assault and sexualized violence against women. This event takes place in August.
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