What is the 16 Days Campaign?
The 16 Days of Activism is a campaign which calls for the elimination of gender-based violence by raising awareness at the local, national, and international levels. It bolsters local projects working on issues of violence against women, provides a forum for effective strategy and knowledge-sharing, demonstrates the solidarity of women, and creates tools to pressure governments to implement policies aimed at eliminating violence against women.
Read the report "A Life of It's Own: An Assessment of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign" for an in-depth evaluation of the Campaign with a focus on its initial motivation of awareness raising and its evolution over the first 25 years (1991 to 2016).
What are the objectives of the 16 Days Campaign in Canada?
Educate: inform and draw awareness to the issue of sexual and gender-based violence.
Engage: facilitate opportunities for diverse participation and dialogue in the community against sexual and gender-based violence.
Empower: provide tools and resources on activism against sexual and gender-based violence in order to further an equal, just and safe society, locally and abroad.
Please inquire at 16Days@wiiscanada.org if you have any additional questions, would like to volunteer or donate to the campaign