Starting a conversation about violence against women and girls is an important way to raise awareness of the problem and inspire others to action. Here are some ideas of how you can mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence and the National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Women and Girls.
- Raise awareness and show your support for victims of violence by sharing an infobite on social media.
- Organize or attend a candlelight vigil or other commemorative event at school, work or in the community.
- Raise money for a local women's shelter, Aboriginal organization or other charity that works to prevent violence by organizing a fundraising campaign at school or work (e.g. bake sale, used book sale, etc.).
- Tell others about the significance of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women by writing an article, letter to the editor or blog post.
- Keep your eyes open for speakers or programs in your area that relate to violence against women and girls.
- Educate yourself by reading through this website and the websites of other organizations that work to end violence against women and girls.
- Download our National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and Girls and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence posters and display them in your school or workplace.
- Encourage young people to do something to end violence against women by developing a lesson, creating an exhibit, completing a project or staging a play.
- Learn more about violence against women and girls by watching a documentary, film or television program that explores the issue or organize a public screening of a film to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.
- Engage others in conversations about violence against women and girls and let them know what they can do to make a difference.
- If you are in a book club, suggest that your group read a book about gender-based violence.
- Organize a spirit day at your workplace or school to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.
- Wear a white ribbon on December 6th to show your support for victims of gender-based violence.
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