Red Dress Day, also known as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People, was first commemorated in 2010 in response to Jaime Black’s REDress Project. This day is for honouring and raising awareness of the thousands of Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people who have been disproportionately subjected to gendered and racialized violence in Canada.

Take some time to explore Safe Passage, a website created by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) dedicated to ending the ongoing MMIWG2S+ genocide and ensuring the continued safety of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. This community-driven, trauma-informed, and survivor centered initiative tracks cases of MMIWG2S+, provides resources and public education about the MMIWG2S+ genocide, and commemorates and honours stolen loved ones.

Red Dress Day 2024: Take Action on May 5 (Amnesty International)

Banner Photo: Jaime Black, #REDressProject, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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