Today marks International Day to End Violence Against Women.
Although gender-based violence affects millions of folks around the world, not all of the violence makes headlines.
We honours & remembers the countless women & non-binary folks with stories that have been overlooked or forgotten by the mainstream anti-violence movement.
We honour & remembers the countless queer folks, disabled women, trans women, Women of Colour and Indigenous women across the globe whose cases remain unsolved.
We honour & remembers the women from Turtle Island to Palestine that resist violence from settler colonialism to illegal military occupation everyday.
We honour & remembers the women & families whom have been affected by arrests without fair trial from Guantanamo Bay to the Prison Industrial Complex here in Canada.
We honour & remember the women that have been subject to crimes against humanity including using rape as a weapon of war.
We honour & remembers women & non-binary folks subject to violence including and not limited to physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, economic, political & structural violence.
We honour & remember the soldiers, survivors & revolutionaries that live everyday resisting violence.
& we honour & remember the countless unnamed.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
The Israeli apartheid system perpetuates gender-based violence, ending gender-based violence must begin with an understanding of the intersectional impact of systemic violence against marginalized communities