Ways to get involved in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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Here are some ideas about how to get involved during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

This year's 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, #OurActionsMatter, challenges us to share the specific ways we are joining the conversation and being part of the solution to end gender-based violence. There are many ways to get involved between November 25 and December 10, including: 

  • Wearing purple on November 25 to raise awareness about gender-based violence.
  • Using the hashtag #OurActionsMatter to share how you will help end and prevent gender-based violence.
  • Starting a conversation with our social media shareables on your networks and channels.
  • Retweeting @Women_Canada or regramming @women_canada_femmes.
  • Observing a moment of silence on December 6 at 11:00 am, to honour the 14 women who lost their lives at at l'École Polytechnique. 
  • Attending a vigil on December 6 in your area to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
  • Wearing a white ribbon, which can be ordered online. White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Since its inception in Toronto in 1991, The White Ribbon Campaign has spread to over 60 countries around the world. White Ribbon asks men to wear white ribbons as a sign of their pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
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