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Don’t Just Remember the Massacred Women. Work for Change –

Improving the legal system’s response to family violence an important step, Rise project finds.

While much has changed in the 29 years since the massacre of 14 women at L’École Polytechnique simply because of their gender, violence against women remains a Canadian epidemic.

Much of that violence happens not at the hands of a stranger, but is committed by boyfriends, husbands and ex-lovers inside the one place women have come to trust — their homes.

You don’t have to look far for the horrific evidence. In December 2017, a pair of unrelated yet equally shocking family violence tragedies sent shockwaves through British Columbia. On Dec. 21, a man was charged with murdering his wife and two children in Kelowna two days earlier. And on Christmas Day, a Victoria man allegedly killed his two young daughters.

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