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#34-23 16 Days Is Not Enough … Canadians vs. violence against women

The international 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence began November 25 and ends on December 10.  Canada also marks December 6 as its National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This week’s WINGS program focuses on the origin of Canada’s national day, and observations by women who work year round on this problem.

November 25-December 10 is recognized worldwide as the 16 Days Against Violence Against Women. But dedicated women work all year long behind the scenes for societal change and accountability. This program from Canada covers carefully built successes, from changing coverage of the 1989 Montreal Massacre to influencing official reports, journalism and police practices.
Speakers:News report by Laura Yaros and Beth Blackmore of Radio Centreville’s Matrix Collective; interview with Montreal Gazette reporter Mary Lamie. Voices from roundtable: Hilla Kerner, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter; Rosa Elena Arteaga, Mgr. of Direct Svces & Programs, Battered Women’s Support Services; Darla Goodwin, Coord. of Aboriginal Women’s Svces. at Women Against Violence Against Women; Laura Robinson, journalist and athlete; Asia Czapska, advocate and co-director, Justice for Girls; unidentified; Shanie Roy, student activist, feminist, and anarchist from Montreal.