Rose Campaign to End Violence Against Women

YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls takes its name from the rose button created after 14 young women were murdered on December 6, 1989 and commemorates December 6 as Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The Rose Campaign works year-round to reduce violence against women, increase public awareness and prevent violence before it starts.

We remember the women who lost their lives on December 6, 1989

  • 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

It’s 25 years after the Montreal Massacre and violence against women is everywhere. We live in a culture that teaches girls how not to get raped, instead of teaching boys not to rape. That’s not okay. Belittling, sexualizing and attacking women online, on TV, or anywhere else is no okay. Blaming the victim is not okay. Accepting violence as a natural part of society is not okay. Together, we’re going to stand up and say it’s NOT OKAY. Join the conversation with #NOTokay.

Tweet at your MP and tell them to take action against violence women and girls using #NOTokay.

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