AMK MP, Carol Hughes advocates for the REDress Project

It is that time of year again when First Nations and supporters draw together to remember the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in Canada as part of the REDress Project.

Algoma-Manitoulin Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes says the movement started in Colombia and has spread to other countries including Canada and now the United States.

She says since its inception, she was impressed by how the advocates used such a simple object, a red dress, to symbolize loss and grief and the importance of not forgetting the women lost to violence.

Hughes points out it is now being used to amplify the other voices of those who are marginalized including those in the LGBTQ2+ and Indigenous communities.

Hughes adds she will do her part to mark Red Dress Day this Wednesday, May 5th.

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