Manitoba Women's Advisory Council:

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an annual international campaign designed to raise awareness and direct action towards ending gender-based violence. The campaign runs each year from November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10 - International Human Rights Day, emphasizing that violence against women is a Human rights issue.

Institutions, organizations and individuals can participate in the “16 Days Campaign” in numerous ways, including: community mobilization, information and resource sharing, designing media and art, and policy advocacy.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, 1989, 14 women were killed in a gender-based act of violence at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.

They were:

  • Geneviève Bergeron
  • Hélène Colgan
  • Nathalie Croteau
  • Barbara Daigneault
  • Anne-Marie Edward
  • Maud Haviernick
  • Maryse Laganière
  • Maryse Leclair
  • Anne-Marie Lemay
  • Sonia Pelletier
  • Michèle Richard
  • Annie St-Arneault
  • Annie Turcotte
  • Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz

Sunrise Memorial

Manitoba Status of Women commemorates this day annually with a Sunrise Memorial, honouring the 14 women killed this day in 1989 and to remember the women in Manitoba who died this year in an act of violence.