This year on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, a number of agencies from across London have decided to put their efforts together.
The combined effort will result in a Silent March that will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2-3 p.m.
The event aims to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 14 young women killed at École Polytechnique of Montreal in 1989, and to remember all women and girls for whom violence, or the threat of violence is a daily reality, and all who have died as a result of gender-based violence.
The procession will begin at 285 King St. and stop to gather for a remembrance ceremony at Victoria Park in front of the London Women’s Monument, which is dedicated in memory of the women who died at École Polytechnique and all other women victims of violence.
The group will then return to the starting point, where refreshments will be served.
The partner agencies want this event to be an occasion to inspire change and increase awareness on violence against women and girls, which is unfortunately still present in our societies.