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Everyone is welcome to us to commemorate the missing and murdered women from our community, and participate in a peaceful candlelit walk through downtown to raise awareness that assault and murder can happen to anyone, at anytime. Take Back the Night is an event where everyone is invited to become part of the solution, part of the end to abuse and violence.
It is a place to take a stand and break the silence. Together, we can Take Back the Night! It takes place on the third Friday in September. Take Back the Night is an international event that happens in cities and communities around the globe. A young woman named Susan Speeth, walking alone one evening, was stabbed by a stranger a block away from her home.
Every person is welcome to attend and show their support for this important issue. One out of every three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime.
In our own community, our transition house shelters over women annually. Quesnel is home to 8 murdered women and five missing women. These are the facts. The statistics are shocking.
Quesnel is no stranger to violence against women, nor are we isolated. Female targeted violence continues to be a human rights violation in our community and in communities around the world. Violence affects the lives of millions of women in all social and economic classes. Unfortunately, the majority of violence against women is precipitated by someone the woman knows, and often happens within her own home. The project was researched based and aimed to address the specific needs around violence and abuse against women and girls in Quesnel and surrounding areas.
The project has been driven by the viewpoints and feedback received from women and girls who have lived experiences, as well as service providers working in the field. This website was developed in response to feedback received from all parties. The information developed for this project is now incorporated into the QWRC website. Seven women have lost their lives to violence from our community and an additional 5 are still missing under suspicious circumstances.
Across Canada there are nearly sixty monuments remembering women who have been victims of violence.
All of these are aimed to inspire individual communities to work towards change, build awareness, and continue to build support for the issue of violence against women. It will not only be a place for families who have been impacted by this crime, but also for others who work towards change. This monument will allow families a place to grieve for their injustices and concerned community members a place for action and a place to create change. Our goal for this monument is to honour local women who have been impacted by violence, have lost their lives to violence, or are still missing under suspicious circumstances.
We seek to honour their families and loved ones while ensuring that their experiences and their murders do not become mere statistics in our community. In September, the group approached the City of Quesnel to request that this monument be erected at the end of Bowron Avenue along the Riverfront Trail Walk.
Women's Memorial Monument.Ladies only alone for the Quesnel
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