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If this applies to you, please describe your involvement in women's memorial making/violence prevention?
We are a group of women who are activists, filmmakers, educators and so on who have been involved in memorial making and want to help mentor others to make women's memorials. At the same time we want to encourage violence prevention whenever we can. We believe women's memorial activism is a form of violence prevention that, over time, will gradually change society for the better.
If this applies to you, what is the name of your group or project or memorial? (Or is it now ROSE?)
ROSE - Remember Our Sisters Everywhere. A project of the Richmond Women's Resource Centre.
If applicable, how long have you been involved in women's memorial making/violence prevention?
About 25 years.
What changes for women would you like to see happen?
Equality and freedom.
Kate Millet once said in a speech she gave in Vancouver that violence is the power base of patriarchy. We agree, and we see active resistance to violence against women and all forms of violence prevention as crucial to the liberation of girls and women from the threat of and the actuality of assault, torture and murder.

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Sally Armstrong Idea City - video

Human rights activist, documentary filmmaker and award-winning author

Sally Armstrong is a three-time Amnesty International award winner, author of Ascent of Women and was a member of the International Women’s Commission at the UN. She is the recipient of seven honorary doctorate degrees and is a Member of the Order of Canada. Armstrong has covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world; from Bosnia and Somalia to Rwanda and Afghanistan, her eyewitness…


Posted on August 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

Why Men Kill Women Is Not A Mystery

Why Men Kill Women Is Not A Mystery

By Amanda Marcotte,, August 10, 2015

Houston, TX bore witness to a horrific mass murder over the weekend: Valerie Jackson, her six children, and her husband, Dwayne Jackson, were shot to death in their home. Police have arrested David Conley, who is Valerie Jackson's ex-boyfriend and presumed to be the father of her eldest son and one of the victims, Nathaniel Conley, 13. After negotiating with the hostage team for hours, David…


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Amnesty Sweden rejects Amnesty International’s proposal

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OC Transpo launches new online tool to report harassment

Patrick Smith, Ottawa Citizen, June 17, 2015

A two-year-long wait finally paid off Wednesday, as OC Transpo introduced a new online tool that will allow riders to report harassment.

The service had originally promised a security tool similar to this one in its 2013…


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Childhood Trauma Can Destroy Your Health Decades Later

Doctor: Childhood Trauma Can Destroy Your Health Decades Later, Yet America Ignores It

Trauma haunts us for the rest of our lives.

By Dr. Nadine Burke Harris / AlterNet, June 25, 2015

The following story is adapted from a TED talk.

In the mid-'90s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente discovered an exposure that dramatically increased the risk for seven out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States. In high doses, it affects brain development, the immune…


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At 3:19pm on September 8, 2014, Diane George said…
Hi I'm the Founder of The Hurt Association. "It shouldn't hurt to be a woman or a child." We provide emergency services to women and their children fleeing domestic violence and sexual assault. I'm holding a Voices of Women - Stories of Survivors on Oct. 2 from 6-7 pm. at the Women's Monument at Minto Park in Ottawa.
At 10:51am on May 3, 2013, Anne Watson said…

Hi Chris:

Thank you for so much for the welcome.  I am looking forward to being a part of ROSE. 

What I would like to know is what can I do to help you?



At 11:59am on August 15, 2012, Carol Ann Drinkwater said…

Thank you for the wonderful welcome!!

Does anyone know the status of the Helen's Law petition??  I am very interesting in helping to get signatures and pushing this through!!

At 9:58am on May 23, 2012, Danielle VanderEnde said…

Thanks Chris. It has been a great summer so far. I look forward to learning more about ROSE and supporting you whatever way possible.

At 3:54pm on April 19, 2012, Marian Frances DeRossett said…

Hi Rose and I hope to be more active on here.I am working with alot of groups and also have a new page on Facebook that I am doing Missing children first from all over the world.Next I am working on the adults.Many of these cases go back decades ago. Hope you and others can visit my page and I am also posting for Wenswriting from Canada.The link is!/oldies4mari2012


At 6:23pm on March 27, 2012, Lorie King said…

Cannot forget the violence that is coming at women & girls all the time.

Glad to be part. Thanks for nice welcome.

At 6:13pm on December 2, 2011, Cara Mumford said…

Thank you for the warm welcome. I just added my video (so glad you liked it) and yes, I would be thrilled for you to announce it through ROSE. It will be on YouTube for the entire month of December. (At some point, I'll look into what I need to do to offer it for sale on iTunes, but it will always be available for free viewing on YouTube in December.) I look forward to exploring this website and getting to know the people here. As my friend Marsha always said: "Live, Love, Laugh."

At 4:51pm on June 11, 2011, Bernadette Poirier said…
Thank you and I look forward to learning so much more about ROSE. I am excited to have been accepted to be apart of this very important cause.
At 6:09am on February 24, 2011, Betsy MacDonald said…

Thank you for the warm welcome! I'm excited to be part of this online community. I will certainly try to make use of its features and resources. All the best,



At 7:28am on July 22, 2010, Marian Frances DeRossett said…
Thank you Rose for your warm welcome.Could you give me an idea of what I can post on here.I can tell you about Porchlight and give you the URL for the site if that is okay.We cover alot of Canadian cases going back decades ago.Many could be Domestic Violence cases.I have posted many of them.Do you want me to list some of them or you can check our board out.Will be glad to help anyway I can.Take care my friend.I am glad to share with you there is so much tragedy for our women everywhere in the world.

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