Ontario remembers the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence. We also commemorate the missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the trans-women and each and every woman in Ontario and across the world whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence.
You are invited to celebrate women this year on Sunday March 8th! This year the theme is PRESS FOR PROGRESS!
There is an old saying, “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk A Mile In Her Shoes asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It is not easy walking in these shoes, but it IS fun and gets everyone talking about something that can be really difficult to talk about and that is, that rape, sexual assault and gender violence is not okay. We want to get people talking so that we can try preventing this from happening in the first place.