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Tuesday marks the 27th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre.
On Dec. 6, 1989, 25-year-old Marc Lépine walked into École Polytechnique armed with a Mini-14 rifle and a hunting knife. He shot and stabbed 27 people, killing 14 women before turning the gun on himself.
Although the unfortunate event took place over a quarter of a century ago, it remains relevant and important even today.
According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, half of all women above 16 in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence. Also, on any given night in Canada, 3,491 women and their 2,724 children sleep in shelters because it isn’t safe at home.
With this in mind, we took a look at 10 celebrities who spoke out on violence against women, some of whom draw from personal experience. Click through the gallery above to see more and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.
More from our series commemorating the Montreal Massacre:
‘I thought everything we'd gained, we'd have it forever’: Survivors of the Montreal Massacre on the vulnerability of progress
Montreal Massacre left ‘indelible mark’ on an engineering community still striving for more women
Survivors, activists work to keep the lessons of the Montreal Massacre resonating with young Canadians
VIDEO: How millennials are remembering the Montreal Massacre