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A white ribbon to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women.

Canadian flags on all federal buildings, including the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, are flown at half-mast on December 6. In addition, Canadians are encouraged to observe a minute of silence on December 6 and to wear a white ribbon (or a purple ribbon) as a commitment to end violence against women.

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es:Dia nacional del recuerdo por las víctimas de la violencia contra la mujer fa:کمپین روبان سفید: کمپین مردان علیه خشونت fr:Journée nationale de commémoration et d'action contre la violence faite aux femmes

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