Monday, January 08, 2024

Bringing Awareness To A National Crisis


Red dresses hang in Metchosin, British Columbia (Vancouver Island), Canada.

Red Dress Day, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S), is observed annually on May 5th. The day is marked by people hanging red dresses from trees, windows, fences, and balconies.

Indigenous women are 12 times more likely to be murdered or go missing than other women in Canada, and 16 times more likely to be killed or disappear than white women.

“Indigenous women make up 16% of all female homicide victims, and 11% of missing women, even though Indigenous people make up 4.3% of the population of Canada,” The Assembly of First Nations’ website said.

The first Red Dress Day was observed in 2010 after artist Jaime Black launched her continuing REDress art installation. She collects and hangs red dresses in public spaces to bring awareness to the MMIWG2S crisis, and the dresses have come to symbolize the issue.

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