Marty Warren's Statement for December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Each year, we mark the anniversary of December 6 to remember the women murdered at Montreal’s École Polytechnique and all women lost to violence. We remember that the women killed at the École Polytechnique were killed while they were simply trying to learn at school or put in a day of work. We recognize the unconscionable impact and harm that violence against women has on women and the impact it also has on children, communities and the greater society.     

We commit all hands-on deck in the fight to eradicate violence against women and girls. We recognize that violence may be perpetrated against different communities more frequently, acknowledging our Indigenous sisters and the fight for justice for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. 

We recognize that well paid, secure union jobs are critical to increasing women’s safety. We recognize that unions play a key role in supporting and advocating for women in the workplace who are facing domestic violence or other forms of gender-based violence.  

We commit to developing education and training geared to women and to those who will step up to support them in being more than a bystander against violence against women.

We commit on the 30th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, to never forget and never stop fighting to eradicate violence against women. 

In solidarity,

Marty Warren
Director, District 6

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