The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25 and ends on International Human Rights Day on December 10.
The “16 Days” also include the National Day of Remembrance: December 6. These “16 Days” provide an opportunity to reflect on violence against women and girls and to take action to end it.
Gender-based violence: Think about it

We know the facts. We know that women and girls continue to be more at risk of experiencing many forms of violence than men and boys.

To end this violence, we must challenge the culture that allows it to thrive. There is a direct link between the sexism and misogyny we encounter in our everyday lives and violence against women and girls. By recognizing that link, we have the power to change it.

Your #ActionsMatter

The Government of Canada is inviting all Canadians to make the link between casual sexism and gender-based violence, as part of the Your #ActionsMatter campaign.

What can you do?

Help spread the word about this campaign by using social media to share these info bites (sample below) daily from November 25 to December 10. You can also join the conversation online by using the hashtag #ActionsMatter.

Together, we can change minds and prevent gender-based violence before it starts.