Nov 25: White Ribbon Day, and “Polytechnique”

White Ribbon Day was created by a handful of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man’s massacre of fourteen women in Montreal.  They began the White Ribbon Campaign to urge men to speak out against violence against women.

In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and the White Ribbon has become the symbol for the day.

See the following websites for international support for WRD; info on the related film Polytechnique also below the fold:

Austria –
Brazil –
Canada –
Europe –
Finland –
Italy –
UK –

Oz –

Polytechnique, a film about the Montreal Massacre, will show in Edmonton at the Metro Cinema, Friday 27th – Monday 30th November. It is the 20th anniversary of these murders.


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