What will you do?
Gender-based violence is not just a women’s issue — it’s everyone’s issue and we all have an important role to play in addressing it. Looking the other way is not an option.
Together, our individual actions will help build a society that is respectful towards women, encourages victims to speak out and supports survivors as they heal.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence are about remembering victims; they are also a time to take action.
Join the movement to #EndViolence
- 5 things we can all do to stop violence against women
- Teach kids about violence against women
- Raise boys who respect women
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Show your commitment on social media by sharing the facts:
Data suggest that one-quarter of female students in college or university have experienced sexual assault or attempted sexual assault; 90% of these students knew their attacker.
Aboriginal women are three times more likely to report experiencing violence than non-Aboriginal women.
Since 1980, the number of non-Aboriginal female victims of homicide has been declining, while the number of Aboriginal female victims has remained relatively constant.
Aboriginal women are over-represented among Canada's murdered women; they make up 4% of the female population but represent 16% of all murdered women.
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3 long-stemmed red roses appear as though planted in a field, against white background, with the ground under them represented in black. Above the roses are several lines of text which read: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women followed by “Reflect, Remember, Join the movement to end violence”. Readers are encouraged to go to women.gc.ca and take a pledge to end violence. Beside the roses is printed the twitter identification of “hashtag December 6”. Beneath the roses the text reads: “The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence – November 25-December 10. In opposite corners of the poster in small print are the Status of Women Canada and Government of Canada logos.
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