Ways to Get Involved

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Below are some ideas about how to get involved during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

  1. Take the pledge to end gender-based violence.
    • In similar fashion to last year, the Government of Canada is encouraging everyone to take action and commit to end gender-based violence, now and throughout the year.
    • You can start by taking the pledge and asking your friends and family to do the same on social media. Show your support for survivors and those affected by violence.
    • The pledge is available on the women.gc.ca website
  2. Share the enclosed key messages, infobites, and social media content with your networks and staff.
    • During the 16 Days, spread the message on social media by sharing messaging related to the #MYActionsMatter campaign.
  3. Retweet @Women_Canada or regram @women_canada_femmes.
    • Keep an eye out for content on the official Status of Women Canada social media channels that can be repurposed or further amplified through your own networks.
  4. Print the #MYActionsMatter poster and display in your office or community centres.
  5. Display a vase containing 14 white roses and one red rose prominently in the lobby of your office to symbolize the 14 women who died at L’École Polytechnique in 1989.
  6. Display December 6 posters (printable versions: 8.5 X 11) in the lobby of your office.
  7. Observe a moment of silence with your staff.
  8. Attend a vigil on December 6.
    • Check to see if there is a local vigil happening in your area to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
  9. Wear and distribute white ribbons which can be ordered online.
    • White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Since its inception in Toronto in 1991, The White Ribbon Campaign has spread to over 60 countries around the world. White Ribbon asks men to wear white ribbons as a sign of their pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
  10. Send a message to staff or include a note in your newsletter.
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