16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that came from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.  It runs from November 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women to December 10 which is International Human Rights Day.  These dates were chosen to symbolically link violence against women with human rights violations.  The 16 day period also includes other significant dates such as November 29, International Women Human Rights Defender Day; December 1, World AIDS Day, December 3, International Day of Disabled Persons and December 6, the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. Visit official 16 Days website to learn more.  This year’s theme: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Gender Based Violence!

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Dec. 6 Join We Can BC & WIA (www.shoememorial.com) for the 12th Annual Dec. 6 Shoe Memorial at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Held on the Robson Street stairs, this signature award winning event will again commemorate the women killed by violence in BC. Join us from 8am-3pm to pay your respects or at 1pm for a brief ceremony.

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