Thank you to everyone who took part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence in 2016. We had a record number of events, totalling over 30, and reaching across the country. With thanks to our Steering Committee partners, to our Board member Viviana Fernandez, to our campaign co-ordinator Mark Lebeau, and to Alanna Grogan, Serisha Iyar, Jenna La Ricca, and Melissa Montana, all from the WIIS Canada McGill Chapter, for ensuring our social media was active throughout the campaign.

We look forward to having you join us for the 2017 campaign. Feel free to contact us at any time: 16days@wiiscanada.org

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @WIISCanada as we showcase all of the events online.

DAY 1 / JOUR 1

November 25, 2016

Official 16 Days Canada - Pan-Canadian Campaign Launch Reception

  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

InGender Video Series

  • Video series running throughout the 16 Days Campaign highlighting individuals and organizations working on gender-related issues
  • Link to Day 1 video

Photo Card Fundraiser for Sexual Violence Services

  • Photography from Danya Daccash
  • Proceeds to fund counselling services for low income women
  • Sale runs throughout the 16 Days Campaign
  • Link to event

WIIS Canada 16 Days Campaign Meet and Greet

  • Metropolitain Brasserie, 700 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
  • Link to event

NATO Association of Canada Article Campaign

  • Runs throughout the 16 Days Campaign

Spotlight on Bold Women Activists

  • One per day throughout the 16 Days Campaign
  • Organized by Nobel Women's Initiative
  • Link to event

NO MAS! END Violence Against Women now

  • Hosted by KAIROS Canada
  • Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
  • Link to event

#MoreThanSafeBeds / #Plusquedeslits Twitter Campaign

  • Showcasing the work of Canadian women's shelters
  • Hosted by Canadian Network of Women's Shelters and Transition Houses
  • Follow @endvawnetwork on Twitter
  • Runs throughout the 16 Days Campaign

OXFAM Global Campaign to end Violence Against Women: ENOUGH

DAY 2 /  JOUR 3

November 26, 2016 

Women's Power Lunch

  • "Women in Politics: Targets of Abuse"
  • 2750 Iris St. Unit C, Ottawa, ON
  • Link to event

DAY 3 / JOUR 3

November 27, 2016

Twitter Campaign at Ottawa's Feminist Twins' Feminist Fair

  • Hosted by Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women
  • Follow @OCTEVAW on Twitter
  • Link to event

DAY 4 / JOUR 4

November 28, 2016

Film Screening: "He Named Me Malala"

  • Introductory remarks by the UNHCR. Professor Wenona Giles (Centre for Refugee Studies, York University) will make a brief presentation. Hosted by UNHCR and University of Toronto International Human Rights Program.
  • Jackman Law Building, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 78 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON, Room J140
  • Link to event

#HowIRise: Gendered Violence Panel and Empowerment Series

  • Thomson House at McGill University, 3650 McTavish, Montreal, QC
  • Link to event

 

DAY 5 / JOUR 5 

November 29, 2016

Understanding the impact of surveillance, immigration and national security policies on Canadian Muslim men

  • Robert Sutherland Hall, room 448, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Link to event 

WIIS-Queen's Donation Drive

  • Donations to benefit Dawn House Women's Shelter, located in Kingston, ON.
  • Queen's Athletics and Recreation (ARC) building, 284 Earl St, Kingston, ON.
  • Link to event

Presentation on Sexualized Violence and the Justice System

  • Hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Amnesty International
  • Speakers: Professors Elaine Craig and Carissima Mathen
  • Amnesty House, 312 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa, Ontario

Webinar on Mindfulness for Sexual Violence Trauma Healing

Territoires violentés. Femmes en lutte.

  • Présenté par KAIROS Canada
  • Centre interculturel l’Auditoire, 5214 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC
  • Lien vers l'événement

InGender Day 5 Video

DAY 6 / JOUR 6

November 30, 2016

Access to Justice and Gender-Based Violence: Two Case Studies in Guyana and India

  • Hosted by the International Development Research Centre and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre
  • Fauteux Hall, room FTX570 (5th Floor), 57 Louis Pasteur, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Link to event

WIIS-Queen's Donation Drive

  • Donations to benefit Dawn House Women's Shelter, located in Kingston, ON.
  • Queen's Athletics and Recreation (ARC) building, 284 Earl St, Kingston, ON.
  • Link to event

DAY 7 / JOUR 7

December 1, 2016

University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival

  • Jock Turcot University Centre – 85 University (Alumni Auditorium), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Link to event

WIIS-Queen's Donation Drive

  • Donations to benefit Dawn House Women's Shelter, located in Kingston, ON.
  • Queen's Athletics and Recreation (ARC) building, 284 Earl St, Kingston, ON.
  • Link to event

Film Screening: "He Named Me Malala"

  • Hosted by Human Rights Research and Education Centre – University of Ottawa, UNHCR Canada, Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (IRLRC), and Nobel Women's Initiative
  • University of Ottawa - Alumni Auditorium at Jock Turcot University Centre, 85 University Private, Ottawa, ON
  • Link to event

NO MAS! End Violence Against Women Now

  • Hosted by KAIROS Canada
  • Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), 233 Gilmour Street, Ottawa, ON
  • Link to event

DAY 8 / JOUR 8

December 2, 2016

University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival

  • Jock Turcot University Centre – 85 University (Alumni Auditorium), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Link to event

Twitter Event

WIIS-Queen's Donation Drive

  • Donations to benefit Dawn House Women's Shelter, located in Kingston, ON.
  • Queen's Athletics and Recreation (ARC) building, 284 Earl St, Kingston, ON.
  • Link to event

 

Duty to Protect? The Impact of Extractive Industries on the Rights of Women

  • Hosted by Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Research and Education Centre-University of Ottawa
  • Fauteux Hall, Room FTX570, 57 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON
  • Link to event
  • Facebook event

 

 

DAY 9 / JOUR 9 

December 3, 2016

University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival

  • Jock Turcot University Centre – 85 University (Alumni Auditorium), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Link to event

Montréal Massacre Memorial - a full day of lectures and roundtable conversation

  • Hosted by Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter
  • Native Education College, 285 East 5th Ave., Vancouver, BC
  • Link to event

DAY 10 / JOUR 10

December 4, 2016

University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival

  • Jock Turcot University Centre – 85 University (Alumni Auditorium), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Link to event

DAY 11 / JOUR 11

December 5, 2016

Older Women Count! Advocating for Human Rights in Africa, Canada and the World

  • Hosted by Grandmothers' Advocacy Network, International Longevity Centre Canada, and University of Ottawa Faculty of Arts and Centre on Governance
  • University of Ottawa, Desmarais Hall, Room 12151, 55 Laurier Ave. East. Ottawa, ON
  • Link to Event

WIIS-Carleton Donation Drive

Voices in Honour: End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

  • Hosted by the Native Women's Association of Canada
  • Jock Turcot University Centre, 550 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, ON
  • Link to event

DAY 12 / JOUR 12

December 6, 2016

Community vigil on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

  • Hosted by Women's Initiatives for Safer Environments (WISE), Ottawa Coalition to end Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW), Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), Harmony House Shelter for Women, and Women's Event Network.
  • Women's Monument in Minto Park, at the corner of Elgin and Gilmour street, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Link to event

Projection du film "Malala" de WIIS Université de Montréal

  • Présenté par UNHCR Canada, Centre d'études et de recherches internationales de l'Université de Montréal (CÉRIUM), Réseau de recherche sur les opérations de paix (ROP), Comité d'action féministe contre les discriminations (CAFÉD)
  • 3150 Avenue Jean Brillant, Montréal, QC
  • Lien vers l'événement

Film screening: Ovarian Psycos

  • Hosted by Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter
  • The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC
  • Link to event

WIIS-Carleton Donation Drive

DAY 13 / JOUR 13

December 7, 2016

DAY 14 / JOUR 14

December 8, 2016

The Path to the Future - Screening of the Documentary "This River"

  • Hosted by Manitoba Moon Voices Inc. and the Institute for International Women's Rights- Manitoba, Inc.
  • Thunderbird House, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Link to event

Safety for Women Workshop

  • Hosted by the Ottawa Police Service, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Pat Hayes Boardroom, Ottawa Police station, 474 Elgin St. Ottawa, Ontario
  • Link to event

NATO Association of Canada Film Projection and Wine and Cheese Discussion

DAY 15 / JOUR 15

December 9, 2016

Panel Discussion on Gender Based Violence and Education

  • Hosted by Global Affairs Canada
  • 125 Sussex Avenue, Room B1-308, Ottawa, ON

DAY 16 / JOUR 16

December 10, 2016

Amnesty International Writeathon

  • Writing letters for imprisoned Iranian women's rights activist Narges Mohammadi, amongst others.
  • Link to event