CCMW Remembers – National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

On National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women commemorates the 14 women who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989. Their names are:

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

Violence against women and girls is a pressing issue in Canada. Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16. Sixty-seven (67) percent of all Canadians say they have personally known at least one woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse.

The Canadian Council of Muslim Women continues to fight against gender-based violence and stands with all women and gtirls who lives have been violated or lost to gender-based violence through the development of national programs and resources.