September 20, 6:30 pm
Salvation Army Weetamah 324 Logan
The march will begin at 7:00.
We will meet back at The Salvation Army for refreshments and community-building.
Women and men will march in solidarity with others internationally for a dual purpose:
to end violence against women and reclaim the streets for all.
When women are safe from violence, our streets are safer for all.
Domestic violence, sexual assaults, female homicides and missing and murdered women all reflect a culture which objectifies and dishonours the value of women.
Violence against women reflects cultural values that perpetuate violence against marginalized people.
In the first six months of 2012, six women were allegedly murdered by their partners.
In 2011 in Manitoba, 1,477 sexual assaults were reported to the police.
This represents only a fraction, given that only 1 in 10 sexual assaults are reported.
According to Statistics Canada (2009) 48,000 women in Manitoba, almost 8 percent, reported experiencing spousal abuse in the past five years.
Currently there are over 80 unsolved cases of missing and murdered women.