When 14 women were killed at École Polytechnique in 1989, no one at the time considered it an act of terrorism. Three decades later, that's exactly how it should be viewed.
The day of remembrance and action, also called White Ribbon Day, marks the anniversary of the murders of 14 female engineering students killed in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Research shows awareness-raising days can have long-term impact if they have a clear call to action, leverage the passion of those involved, or target policy-makers.
On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Concordia Research Chair on Intersectionality, Violence and Resistance, Yasmin Jiwani reflects on violence and action.