|So Many Silenced, So Many Unnamed|
Genesis 38_24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
“A total of 87,000 women were intentionally killed in 2017. More than half of them (58 per cent) ̶ 50,000 ̶ were killed by intimate partners or family members, meaning that 137 women across the world are killed by a member of their own family every day.”
Global Study on Homicide, Gender‐related killing of women and girls, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, November 2018
May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
“Each year on May 5, we mark the annual Red Dress Day and the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by wearing red and honouring the lives of the lost women and girls across Canada,” said Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald. “Today, I am encouraging all to participate and stand with us in honouring the lives lost while forging a path toward a gender-balanced, safe space for all Indigenous women and girls, where they will be treated with dignity and respect always.”Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald, Chiefs of Ontario.