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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign kicked off on November 25, the United Nations International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

The theme for Canada’s 2022 campaign is “It’s Not Just” with the double meaning of reminding Canadians of the injustice of GBV, at the same time as bringing attention to how it is not just something that we can dismiss or minimize, and that we need to look at the attitudes and behaviours that contribute to this violence. The campaign points out that gender-based violence is a systemic cycle that all Canadians have a role in ending and it asks all Canadians to take action against GBV by addressing the beliefs and behaviours that perpetuate it. 

The 16 Days end on December 10, the United Nations Human Rights Day.

See our story from the Shoe Memorial held on December 6, honouring the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women here.

The 16 Days of Activism Against gender-Based Violence are held internationally and you can find out more about what’s happening locally and around the world:

International

16 Days Campaign (OG) — Centre for Women’s Global Leadership

UN Women 

UNiTE Campaign

Local

City of Vancouver 

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: MMIWG — YWCA Metro Vancouver

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