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February 14 -- Why I march

Every February 14 for the last 23 years, women have been marching to protest the forces of colonization, misogyny, poverty, racism and to celebrate survival, resistance, struggle and solidarity to make women’s resistance visible. Led by Indigenous Women, February 14 Women’s Memorial Marches signify the strength of decolonization and the power of Indigenous Women’s leadership throughout and across the lands. [i]February 14 -- Why I March?[/i] is a blog series written by women to bring voice to the personal experiences of the activist, the family members, the women who work tirelessly in their communities to address violence.
Blog - February 14 -- Why I march February 13
Photo credit Linda Yanz
Rosa Elena Arteaga | Violence against women in Canada and Mexico, in this piece Rosa Elena tells why she marches on February 14th
Blog - February 14 -- Why I march February 12
Photo credit Art by Angela Sterritt, design by Maya Rolbin -Ghanie
Maya Rolbin-Ghanie | Montreal is one of several cities that will march this February 14th. In this piece Maya Rolbin-Ghanie tells why.
Blog - February 14 -- Why I march February 12
Photo credit Native Youth Sexual Health Network
Native Youth Sexual Health Network | This year the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) continues to participate in February 14 Women's Memorial March events.
Blog - February 14 -- Why I march February 12
Raven Bowen | Violence against Black women is largely ignored in Canada. In this piece Raven tells us why she marches on February 14th.
Blog - February 14 -- Why I march February 12
Danielle Boudreau | Along with hundreds of other women across Canada, Danielle Boudreau marches on February 14. In this piece she tells us why.
Blog - February 14 -- Why I march February 11
Lorelei Williams | Lorelei joins hundreds of other women from across Canada who will march on February 14th. In this piece Lorelei tells us why February 14th is important to her.
Blog - February 14 -- Why I march February 11
Sandra DeLaronde | Along with hundreds of other women across Canada, Sandra DeLaronde marches on February 14. In this piece she tells us why.
Blog - February 14 -- Why I march February 10
Audrey Huntley | Audrey joins hundreds of other women from across Canada who will march on February 14th. In this piece Audrey tells us why February 14th is important to her
Blog - February 14 -- Why I march February 10
Marlene George | Along with hundreds of other women across Canada, Marlene George marches on February 14. In this piece she tells us why.
Blog - February 14 -- Why I march February 8
Angela Marie MacDougall | In January 1991 a woman was murdered on Powell Street in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. Out of a sense of grief, hopelessness and anger the February 14 Women's Memorial March was ignited.