Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is a global campaign spearheaded by Rutgers University. In Canada, this effort has been led by Women in International Security Canada since 2014. This year, from November 25th to December 10th a record-breaking total of 54 events were held across Canada to raise awareness at the local, national and international levels about the challenges affecting those who experience gender-based violence.

Continuing from the 2016 Campaign, this year’s theme was “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”. This theme recognized the dire situation for millions of girls and boys, and young women and men, whose universal human right to education is impacted daily or cut short due to violence, lack of resources, and discrimination.

This year the national campaign had 113 different organizations involved, showcasing a variety of events such as social media campaigns, speaker events, panels, vigils, marches, film screenings, Ted Talks, art installations and performances. Photos and information from all of these events have been uploaded onto the WIIS Canada Website .

The final outcome report will be released in the following weeks. This year’s Steering Committee is encouraged by the 2017 results and envisions even more growth for future years, hoping to reach out to new partners and supports, while widening its reach across Canada. 

 

Join the 16 Days Canada Campaign | Nov 25-Dec 10, 2016 | WIIS Canada