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Take Action During 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence!

From November 25 to December 10, the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

In Canada, you can take action through the Canadian Women’s Foundation – you’ve got 16 days to check these six things off your list and make a big difference!


Ways to Take Action - number one

Sign this letter to the government

Gender-based violence and poverty are intertwined. And the lack of safe, affordable housing for women remains a high barrier to freedom from violence and poverty.

Women and their children deserve better. You can advocate for change on their behalf.

The Canadian Women’s Foundation has developed four concrete recommendations for the government that we know will improve life for women and their children. Urge the government to act by signing the letter today.


Ways to Take Action - number two

Share these facts

Raise awareness of what women face in Canada: Share these facts on your social media accounts with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence hashtag #HearMeToo” (click to download the full-size image).

Social card: Women who leave abusive relationship 5x more likely to live in poverty Social card: Economic independence makes women more vulnerable to violence and abuse








Ways to Take Action - number three

Help women like Sofia

“The day my husband threatened to smash a mirror on my head, I knew I had to leave. I didn’t want my son growing up in this environment.” With the support of a women’s shelter, Sofia began taking the first steps toward a brighter future. Read her story and donate today to fund programs that prevent violence and rebuild lives after abuse.


Ways to Take Action - number four

Read this blog post

University campuses can be catalysts for change. So how has campus culture responded to the #MeToo movement? Read this blog Q&A with Carleton University’s Sexual Assault Support Services. 


Ways to Take Action - number five

Learn how to support women experiencing violence

Unfortunately, many of us have been touched by violence in our own lives. Read this tip sheet to learn how you can support a woman who is experiencing violence.


Ways to Take Action - number six

Add your voice to gun control efforts

Intimate partner and gender-based violence involving the use of a firearm went up by one-third between 2013 and 2016. Visit Trigger Change for more information and to add your voice to a petition for stronger gun control.