It’s been 30 years since 14 women were killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal because they were women. Three decades later there is still much to reflect on and much to act on.
Last year, more than 800 women in Durham accessed Luke’s Place family law supports as they left abusive relationships or dealt with an abusive ex-partner in court.
Eighteen women were killed by their partners in Ontario in 2018-2019.
And the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses provides the following:
30 Years Later: Shelters are full with hundreds of women turned away every day across Canada. Shelters should never be full, as it means a woman being harmed can’t access a safe space.
30 Years Later: Demand for service has never been greater to respond to the violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation that women experience at the hands of cis-gender men.
30 Years Later: Misogyny and Trans Misogyny continues to permeate our homes, streets, schools, communities and workplaces, with violent and tragic attacks and killing of women, girls and 2SLGBTQ people in Ontario and across Canada
30 Years Later: 231 Individual Calls for Justice have been developed in response to the staggering rates of Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls and 2-Spirit Peoples
30 Years Later: OAITH has tracked more than 780 acts of Femicide reported by the media in Ontario
30 Years Later: We’re fundraising to save the lives of women and children
30 Years Later: There were 36 Women and Girls killed by Cis-Gender Men during 2019 in Ontario
30 Years Later: We are joining the call for the Liberal Government to implement their commitment for a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women in year 1 of their mandate.