#16days of activism against gender-based violence
Anyone can experience domestic violence. If you or someone you know is being abused, 211 Manitoba can help with information and resources.
In April 2020, one in 10 women reported being very or extremely concerned about the possibility of violence in their homes. COVID has created and highlighted gaps in the systems we have to keep people safe and added heavily to the challenges of those experiencing gender-based violence as well as on the organizations that support them. Now, more than ever, we need to take collective action.
The #16Days of activism campaign takes place November 25-December 10 and an opportunity to talk and reflect on the concrete steps that we can take to question, call out, and speak up against acts of gender-based violence. Women, especially Indigenous women and girls, LGBTQ2SI+ and gender diverse individuals, those with disabilities and/or living in remote communities are at a greater risk of experiencing violence.
- November 25 – International day for the elimination of violence against women
Show your solidarity against all forms of gendered vilence by wearing purple.
- December 6 – National day of remembrance and action on violence against women
Wear a white or purple ribbon to honour the 14 young women we lost during the tragic mass shooting and act of violent misogyny at Polytechnique Montréal on this day in 1989.
- December 10 – Human rights day
Reflect on how far we’ve come and how we can continue to advance human rights.