Thursday, November 11, 2010

16 days against Gender violence Campaign, November 25 - December 10

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence falls between the dates November 25- International Day Against Violence Against Women- and December 10- International Human Rights Day- in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women.

This year in Ottawa, many local organizations will be holding events during the 16 days to raise awareness on gender-based violence. These community actors will come together on November 24th at the Amnesty office to share their events and vision for this campaign. More info on the event can be found on the poster below.
The Ottawa RebELLEs are definitely planning an exciting event for the 16days, in final stages of planning.

We'll keep you posted!!

For more info on the 16 days campaign:
Center for Women's Global Leadership

pour une version FRANÇAISE, cliquez ici.

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