Families for Sisters in Spirit, have organized marches and rallies in major Canadian cities on Valentine's Day, to recognize missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
Ottawa (13 Feb 2012) - The annual Women’s Memorial March is held on Valentine’s Day each year to honour the memory of women who have died due to the violence of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual abuse.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), has long supported families' calls for action, justice, and accountability, through sponsorship of the Native Women's Association of Canada's (NWAC) Sisters in Spirit initiative.
Now in its 21st year in Vancouver, the March has become an immensely powerful women’s action across Canada. Marches for 2012 have been announced in Vancouver, Penticton and Merritt BC as well as Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Thunderbay, Toronto and Ottawa.
It takes courage and commitment to remember and honour murdered and missing women, and to end the violence that vulnerable women face on a daily basis. Thousands will march on Tuesday to call for respect and justice for these women.
Ottawa Day of Justice Rally
When: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Time: 12:00pm until 1:00pm
Where: Parliament Hill ~ Traditional Territory of the Algonquin Peoples
21st Annual Women’s Memorial March
When: Tuesday February 14th
Time: Tues Feb 14th at 10:30 am
Where: Carnegie Patio, 401 Main Street
Toronto’s 6th Annual Rally & March for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
When:Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: Rally at Police HQ, 40 College St at Bay
Feast at 519 Church Street Community Centre following the rally.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE