To put it plainly: men who harm women in their lives, who hate women they know and don’t know and carry sexist attitudes around with them, are dangerous to all of us.
Throughout Canada, people working at women’s shelters, sexual assault crisis centres, employment services, and other community programs are going above and beyond to support women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This December 6th, 2019, we mark the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. We often see the names and pictures of the women who were brutally murdered that day, but we wanted to learn and share more about who each of the women were, what they loved, and what their dreams were.
A lot of factors can turn a violent situation into a lethal one, but the single greatest risk factor for domestic violence becoming fatal isn’t a history of violence, or even prior death threats.
It’s gun ownership.