December 6th – the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – is meant to mark the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal who were killed because they were women. December 6 acts as a day to recognize and stop the ongoing gender-based violence women experience in Canada, and to ensure awareness and progress towards concrete solutions in eliminating violence against women.
In recognition of the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women in Canada, the SEIU-West YWC encourages you to do your part in raising awareness on violence against women and to demonstrate your solidarity for those who provide support to women in need. You can do that by participating in their contest – plus you could win one of three pairs of earrings from Hillberg & Berk; proceeds of which go to survivors of domestic violence in Saskatchewan. There are two chances to be entered to win:
- Send picture of yourself or a group of SEIU-West members wearing red on December 6th by email to Jolomi.Gagar@seiuwest.ca
- Donate to your local woman’s shelter – you can take a picture of your donated items and email Jolomi.Gagar@seiuwest.ca or bring donated items to your local SEIU-West office in Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, or Swift Current!
The deadline to enter is December 14, 2019!
For a list of requested items for women's shelters, visit the Moose Jaw Transition House donations list, the Saskatoon Interval House donations list, and the South West Crisis Services website.