On February 14th, Women's Memorial Marches shall be held in various cities across Canada to commemorate the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
This annual event originated in 1991 in Vancouver, as a day to remember and to honour those women. These marches represent an opportunity for communities to come together, remember our lost sisters, and dedicate ourselves to justice.
Since the 1980's, in Canada, more than 1,000 Indigenous women have either gone missing or been murdered. The Canadian government has offered little to no action to address these tragedies, the systemic nature of gendered violence, or racism.
"Each Memorial March is a statement that violence against women is always unacceptable, "said Betty Carrasco, National Vice-President of the TWU, USW National Local 1944, and Chair of the Women of Steel Committee.
The TWU, USW National Local 1944 encourages our members and their families to participate in nearby memorial marches or gatherings.
Women's Memorial Marches and Gatherings
The Telecommunications Workers Union, United Steelworkers National Local 1944