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Host a Fundraiser for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

From November 25 to December 10, 2020, the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign is a time to focus on ending gender-based violence around the world.

You can get involved by hosting a 16 Days of Activism event online to help raise awareness and funds to end gender-based violence in Canada! Here are some ideas:

1. Host a viewing party featuring one of these shows or films:

I May Destroy You has been called one of the best shows of 2019 for its portrayal of sexual assault and trauma. The show stars Michaela Coel — who also wrote and directed the series — as Arabella, a young woman who seeks to rebuild her life after being raped.

Sex Education is a Netflix comedy-drama that follows a teenage boy and his mother (a sex therapist), as they explore high-school drama, new relationships, consent, sexual assault, and more.

A Better Man is a Canadian documentary co-directed by Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman. In the film, Khan meets with the man who abused her to see if he can take responsibility to heal and repair the harms he created. A review in Maclean’s said that their conversation “… manages to be simultaneously agonizing and hopeful … it is revelatory to know these kinds of [restorative] conversations are possible.”

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open: Set in Vancouver, this film explores complex themes of racialization, gender, and colonization through the bonds that two women form with one another. In a chance encounter, Áila finds Rosie, heavily pregnant and barefoot in the street, and takes her home in order to escape Rosie’s violent boyfriend who assaulted her. As the two women unpack the traumatic event that Rosie survived, their relationship becomes one of deep connection and safety in a world that has harmed them.

2. Use these critical thinking cards to host an online discussion about gender-based violence in Canada.

3. Get creative!
Have another idea for an online event? We’d love to hear about it!

Get started by setting up your online fundraising page.