16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16-days of Activism Against Gender-Based ViolenceOttawa, November 25, 2017 – CFUW and its 100 clubs across Canada are marking November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and getting involved in the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence from November 25 to December 10. CFUW clubs will be hosting a series of events and generating actions across Canada such as panel discussions, outreach to women’s shelters, orange wearing days in honour of victims of gun violence, art expositions that highlight issues of gender-based violence, joint letter signings, social media campaigns, and commemorative vigils to raise awareness in their community and call for mobilization to end violence against women and girls.

“In light of the ongoing national tragedy of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the continuing culture of sexual harassment on Canadian campuses and in the workplace, and the reports and testimonies from women and girls who have been submitted to torture in the domestic sphere, there is an urgent need for concerted actions from our federal, provincial and local governments,” said Grace Hollett, President of the Canadian Federation of University Women.
Over the next year, Canada needs to generate defining actions to address violence against women and girls.

Read More: Press Release Nov. 25 – Canadian Federation of University Women