National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Memorial

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Join us for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Together we will mourn the women killed at the L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and women killed in 2020. It is an opportunity to reflect and renew our commitment to end men’s violence against women. This year our focus is on community care. The memorial will include a teach-portion about how to respond to disclosures of gender-based violence.

We are concerned about the ways students, staff and faculty face increased risks of sexual and other forms of gender-based violence under the COVID-19 pandemic. We know home is not always a safe place for everyone. Some violence against women shelters is seeing their calls double, external link in Ontario, while Statistics Canada reports 1 in 10 Canadian women say they are “very or extremely concerned”, external link about the possibility of violence inside the home during the pandemic. The Kids’ Help Phone is reporting a 112% spike in calls related to physical violence in the home., external link It’s imperative that we support one another at this time and always.

Join us to turn our mourning into action.

Date: December 04, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM EST – 1:00 PM EST

Event Organizers: Consent Comes First Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education, Office of the Vice President Equity and Community Inclusion, Human Rights Services, CESAR, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson Athletics and Recreation.

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