Ways to get involved in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign challenges us to share the specific ways we are joining the conversation and being part of the solution to end gender-based violence.
We all have a role to play in calling out and speaking up against gender-based violence. Here are just some of the many ways to get involved between November 25 and December 10.
On this page
- Join the conversation on social media
- Participate virtually and safely
- November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
- December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
- Be an ally!
Join the conversation on social media
- Start a conversation with our social media shareables on your networks and channels
- Use the hashtag #16Days to share the immediate actions you will take to help prevent and address gender-based violence
- Follow and share the 16 Days campaign posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Participate virtually and safely
COVID-19 has impacted in-person commemorative events across Canada with many organizations choosing to go virtual. Please follow all directions given by your local health authorities regarding public gatherings.
November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
- Wear purple on November 25 to raise awareness about gender-based violence, take a photo and share it on social media using the hashtag #16Days
- Attend a virtual event on November 25 to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
- Visit the Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre to learn more about gender-based violence and access current statistics, reports, tools and more
December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
- Attend a virtual vigil on December 6 to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
- Observe a moment of silence at 11:00 am to honour the 14 women who lost their lives at Polytechnique Montréal
- Wear a white ribbon, to honour the victims of the Polytechnique Montréal tragedy, by adding a white ribbon frame to your social media profiles, ordering one online or making one at home
Be an ally!
- Listen: be open to learning from the experiences of others
- Believe: support survivors and those affected by violence
- Speak out: add your voice to call out violence
- Intervene: find a safe way to help when you see acts of gender-based violence
- Volunteer: give your time to organizations working to end violence
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