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Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre Lucille Harper says Violence Against Women has Not Diminished; Action is Needed to Address the Issue

The executive director of the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre Lucille Harper says recent developments have prompted women to speak openly about their own experiences of sexualized violence.  Harper says it’s a result of a combination of the #MeToo movement and the recent sexual assaults at St. FX University.
Harper says violence against women has not abated.
Harper says it’s clear we need to take action on violence against women.
 Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  It marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at  a Montreal Engineering School  They died because they were women.
This afternoon at 4, the Women’s Centre will host a panel discussion to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program at the Clare Marie Gathering Place