Take Action During 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence!
From November 25 to December 10, the internationalcampaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.
In Canada, you can take action through the Canadian Women’s Foundation – you’ve got 16 days to check these six things off your list and make a big difference!
Sign this letter to the government
Gender-based violence and poverty are intertwined. And the lack of safe, affordable housing for women remains a high barrier to freedom from violence and poverty.
Women and their children deserve better. You can advocate for change on their behalf.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation has developed four concrete recommendations for the government that we know will improve life for women and their children. Urge the government to act by
Share these facts
Raise awareness of what women face in Canada: Share these facts on your social media accounts with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence hashtag #HearMeToo” (click to download the full-size image).
Help women like Sofia
“The day my husband threatened to smash a mirror on my head, I knew I had to leave. I didn’t want my son growing up in this environment.” With the support of a women’s shelter, Sofia began taking the first steps toward a brighter future.and to fund programs that prevent violence and rebuild lives after abuse.
Read this blog post
University campuses can be catalysts for change. So how has campus culture responded to the #MeToo movement?with Carleton University’s Sexual Assault Support Services.
Learn how to support women experiencing violence
Unfortunately, many of us have been touched by violence in our own lives.to learn how you can support a woman who is experiencing violence.
Add your voice to gun control efforts
Intimate partner and gender-based violence involving the use of a firearm went up by one-third between 2013 and 2016. Visitfor more information and to add your voice to a petition for stronger gun control.