Regina organizations, businesses honouring victims of Montreal massacre

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"Today is a day to reflect on the reality that violence against women and girls remains pervasive in our society".

The two events that happened decades apart - the magazine cover unveiled on Wednesday, the massacre of female engineering students at a Canadian university 28 years ago this same day - are, in the eyes of those on the front lines of the issue of gender-based violence, nevertheless connected.

"And every year, white roses were brought here at the door of polytechnique". He shot and killed 14 women, while injuring 14 others. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history.

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A somber ceremony marked Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Summerside.

"It's with the presence of those women and all the women who were in engineering before us that we're able to study", she said after the ceremony.

Almost 100 people crowded into a third floor room at My Sisters' Place on Wednesday, the 28th anniversary of the day 14 women were gunned down by a man at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique.

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Saying the voices of Indigenous women, one of the most victimized groups in the world, have been ignored for 500 years, Smoke urged agencies promoting the safety of women to work with First Nations communities, an offer Herenda accepted. And yet, there is hope, hope for a future where people are respected, where violence is not accepted, where women and girls are secure, with the choice and opportunities to pursue their dreams.

The report shows that one-third (33.6%) of respondents reported experiencing domestic violence from an intimate partner.

Unions have been negotiating language in collective agreements to provide dedicated paid leave for members experiencing violence, as well as protection from adverse action or discrimination as a result of disclosing. Women are also more likely than men to be victims of spousal abuse, homicide or sexual assault. "But violence against women is still a very present-day problem, in both our countries". Men and women need to realize that violence against women will not end until men are an active part of the solution.

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