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16 Days of Activism 2021

November 25, 2021 @ 12:00 AM - December 10, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

16 Days of Activism

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991.

For far too long, impunity, silence and stigma have allowed violence against women to escalate to pandemic proportions—one in three women worldwide experience gender-based violence.

 Help Us End Violence Against  Women

November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes a woman to leave her abuser. However, the courage of the woman is not enough. It takes the support of an entire community to end violence against women.

This year, we remind everyone that now more than ever, violence continues to be the greatest inequality rights issue for women and girls.  Throughout the month of November, we ask you to wear a Purple Scarf  and show your support for survivors who’ve had to endure gender-based violence in their homes, communities and workplaces. The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes to seek support and safety from violence.

From November 2020 - November 2021

58 women in Ontario were murdered 

We remember these women - and united we take action to END Gender-Based Violence.

 

HOW CAN YOU TAKE ACTION

  • Speak UP about violence in your community
  • Encourage people who commit violence to get help
  • Raise children who can resolve conflict without violence
  • Make sure your home, workplace and community are safe for women and girls
  • Speak OUT against negative media images of women and girls
  • Promote women’s economic and political equality
  • Support organizations that work to end violence against women
  • Donate your time and support the cause
  • Remember

 

GIVE FINANCIALLY

DECEMBER 6 

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Ontario remembers the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989, by an act of gender-based violence. We also commemorate the missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the trans-women and each and every woman in Ontario and across the world whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence.

The 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, were killed in a gender-based act of violence. They were:


Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student

Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student

Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student

Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student

Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student

Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student

Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department

Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student

Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student

Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student

Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student

Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student

Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student

Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student


In 1991, the Parliament of Canada declared December 6th to be the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

 

Details

Start:
November 25, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
End:
December 10, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Organizer

Women In Crisis (Algoma) Inc.
Phone:
705-759-1230
Email:
elodge@wicalgoma.com
Website:
www.womenincrisis.ca