DAN CEARNS The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: The City of Kawartha Lakes marked one women’s related day and is set to mark another in December.
At a council meeting, on Tuesday, November 21st, Kawartha Lakes Mayor, Doug Elmslie talked about November 25th being the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
“Globally, an estimated 736 million women have been subjected to physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence or both,” Mayor Elmslie noted.
December 6th is also a date of significance, as it is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
“The City of Kawartha Lakes will stand with the rest of the country as we commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day marks a day of reflection and action, as we remember the 14 young women tragically taken from us during the Ecole Polytechnique massacre in 1989. This sombre anniversary serves as a stark reminder of the persisting challenges faced by women and girls in our society and the urgent need to work together to eradicate violence in all its forms,” Mayor Elmslie said.
The City of Kawartha Lakes will put their national flag, at City Hall, at half-mast to recognize that day.