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During the 16 Days, the Government of Canada is asking everyone to take concrete steps to question, callout, and speak up against acts of gender-based violence. As part of this year’s 16 Days campaign, get involved—and take action—by joining the conversation using the hashtag #MYActionsMatter and taking the pledge to end gender-based violence.

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Today marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. For the next 16 days, add your voice to the conversation and use the hashtag #MYActionsMatter.

Throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, pledge your commitment to being part of the solution. Each one of us can lead by example. #MYActionsMatter

Stand shoulder to shoulder with survivors, speak out against gender-based violence. #MYActionsMatter

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16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just sharing a photo. It’s cyberviolence.
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A seated young man holds a cellphone in his right hand and has his chin resting on his left hand. He looks away contemplatively. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just sharing a photo. It’s cyberviolence.” floats to the left of the man and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just telling her to be quiet. It’s emotional abuse.
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A woman looks at the floor in silence. She’s wearing a white t-shirt and her hair is curled around her face. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just telling her to be quiet. It’s emotional abuse.” floats to the right of the woman and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in wh ite text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just making a wrong assumption. It’s discrimination.
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Two young women with down syndrome wear glasses and smile. The woman on the left has her hand on the shoulder of the woman on the right. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just making a wrong assumption. It’s discrimination.” floats to the right of the women and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just a whistle. It’s harassment.
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A woman with a ponytail is listening to music while jogging. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just a whistle. It’s harassment.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just turning her away. It’s transphobia.
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A woman looks directly ahead, with her hair swept to the left side of her shoulder. She wears dark lipstick and eyeshadow. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just turning her away. It’s transphobia.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just name-calling. It’s discrimination.
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Two men smile at one another and embrace. The man in the foreground wears glasses and a hat, while the man in the back looks lovingly at his partner and has his hand draped across him. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just name-calling. It’s discrimination.” floats to the left of the men and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just a clenched fist. It’s physical abuse.
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A clenched fist drops down from the right-hand side of the image. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just a clenched fist. It’s physical abuse.” floats to the left of the fist and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just keeping her under control. It’s elder abuse.
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An elderly woman look directly ahead into the camera; her expression is solemn. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just keeping her under control. It’s elder abuse.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just teaching him a lesson. It’s family abuse.
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The face of a young boy with short hair looks solemnly at the camera. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just teaching him a lesson. It’s family abuse.” floats to the left of the boy and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just turning a blind eye. It’s failing to intervene.
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A man and a woman are arguing. The woman has her two hands pressed against the man in an effort to push him away. His expression is angry and she has her eyes closed in distress. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just turning a blind eye. It’s failing to intervene.” floats to the right of the couple and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just a meaningless joke. It’s racism.
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A young woman looks directly into the camera; she carries a tablet and a backpack. She looks unimpressed and wears her hair in a low braid. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just a meaningless joke. It’s racism.” floats to the right of the woman and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just a hand on the shoulder. It’s workplace harassment.
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A seated woman wearing a hijab looks uncomfortable as a man has his hands placed on her shoulders. Her head is slightly tilted in her direction. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just a hand on the shoulder. It’s workplace harassment.” floats to the right of the woman and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - “It’s not just keeping a close eye on her. It’s stalking.
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A young woman with short hair has her back to the camera. She’s wearing a backpack and has her head tilted slightly to the right. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just keeping a close eye on her. It’s stalking.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just an anonymous comment. It’s cyberviolence.
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A close up image of a pair of hands holding a cellphone and typing a message. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just an anonymous comment. It’s cyberviolence.” floats to the right of the cellphone and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just one too many drinks. It’s sexual assault.
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A close up image of a cocktail glass filled with an alcoholic beverage sits on a table in a woman’s hand. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just one too many drinks. It’s sexual assault.” floats to the left of the glass and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

16 Days of Activism, #MYACTIONSMATTER - It’s not just forgetting to invite her to the table. It’s sexism.
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Two men sit next to one another in business attire. One man holds a tablet and has his wrist raised in contemplation. The second man is also looking at the tablet and is discussing its contents with other man. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “It’s not just forgetting to invite her to the table. It’s sexism.” floats to the right of the men and is followed by “#MyActionsMatter” underneath. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple bar with the Status of Women Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

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