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.

Every year We Can participates in the 16 Days by organizing a number of  events to raise awarenss and to mobilize the public. 


Download >>> We Can Calendar of Events & Report on We Can 16 Days 2010 <<<

Other 16 Days resources:

Women's Lives Count: 14 Actions You Can Take to Make Your Workplace Safe (Canadian Labour Congress)

BCSTH Booklet on 16 Days 2010


Download the calendar of 2009 events for 16 Days of Activism.


Candlelight Vigil - December 10, 2020

Gala Dinner - November 25, 2020


Candlelight Vigil - December 10, 2020

Press Conference - November 22, 2020