16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10th, Human Rights Day.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an opportunity to unite with people and organizations around the world and reflect on what we can each do in our own communities to eliminate the disproportionate violence faced by women and girls. The 16 Days of Activism also includes Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6, in remembrance of the 14 young women who were brutally murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in a shocking act of gender-based violence thirty years ago.

We all have a role to play in preventing and addressing gender-based violence. In Canada between November 25 and December 10, join the conversation using the hashtag #OurActionsMatter and share how you will help end to prevent gender-based violence.

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