Rose Campaign to End Violence Against Women

YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls works to reduce violence, increase public awareness and prevent violence before it starts. Violence against women and girls – including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and cyberviolence - still permeates our culture. It pervades our daily news, our social media and our entertainment.  We need to name it and address it. Accepting violence as a natural part of society is not okay. The Rose Campaign calls on everyone to take action, from the federal government leading a National Action Plan, to each and every one of us having the courage to call out behaviour that’s not okay when we encounter it, whether that’s at home, at work, at school, on the street or online.     

The Rose Campaign commemorates December 6, Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and takes its name from the rose button created after 14 young women were murdered on December 6, 1989 in Montreal. The Rose Campaign honours the message from 1989 – First Mourn, Then Work for Change. 

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

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