16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

From November 25 to December 10 every year, we take part in a global initiative to galvanize action to address gender-based violence.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence raises awareness of the issue, as well as helping to highlight the steps that anyone can take to help bring an end to gender-based violence.

As part of our Women’s Equity Strategy, we're committed to ensuring that Vancouver is a safe city and supporting projects which ensure all women can lead lives that are secure and free from crime and violence. 

Important dates

  • November 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • November 29 – International Women Human Rights Defenders Day
  • December 1 – World AIDS Day
  • December 5 – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
  • December 6 – Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, which is observed as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada
  • December 10 – International Human Rights Day and the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

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