REYHANEH JABBARI, today you are my sister.
She was hanged by the Iranian regime for defending herself against who tried to rape her.
You are my sister, like all the women who have suffered because of men.
They really have no voice.
In the northern region of British Columbia, Canada, there is a highway that has become known as the Highway of Tears.
If you drive there, and you forget the high trees, dense forest, and majestic mountains peaks that you can see in a distance, you will realize that you are driving on a strip of road that, since1962, has seen the disappearance of 582 women and girls.
The missing women and girls are all indigenous.
Almost forty percent of them disappeared after the year 2000. No one knows why; the Government of Canada does not investigate. They have just vanished, evaporated into the thin air of this isolated part of Canada.
We have committed so many crimes against the indigenous population. We have killed them. Ignored them. Stolen from them. Humiliated them. They have indeed became a marginalized footnote in history. Just like these 582 women victims of violence.
At least let us try to remember them