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The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.

What will you do?

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is about remembering victims; it is also a time to take action.

Why a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women?

As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

November and December are important months for raising awareness of gender-based violence in Canada and around the world. In addition to the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women takes place on November 25 and marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.

2nd Annual Nanaimo Pride

Once again NDDLC took part in Nanaimo Pride Society’s Annual Pride Parade. We hosted the wonderful children’s area – complete with a talented face painter, fun bouncy castle, goodie bags, freebies and a multi-winner raffle – from 1-4:30pm.

This Parade was a HUGE success and brought in nearly 10,000 attendees and participants!

Thank you to all our members who volunteered their time and energy to support this amazing event. Thank you to VP Lauren Semple from the Nanaimo Pride Society who organized this amazing Parade and related festivities.

 

Nanaimo Duncan & District Labour Council is so excited to take part in this growing Nanaimo tradition.

 

 

 

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Day of Mourning April 28th

Day of Mourning April 28th

Please join us to honour Workers who have died or been injured on the job and to continue the fight to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Two events planned this year.

Lake Cowichan at Forest Workers Memorial Park at 9:00 am

Nanaimo at Pioneer Waterfront Plaza at Noon