16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
November 25, 2021 – December 10, 2021
I invite you to join me on November 25 and wear a white ribbon as we kick off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual world-wide campaign that begins on November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and culminates on December 10 (World Human Rights Day).
I would also like to recognize December 6 the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. On this day we honour the memory of the 14 women who lost their lives during the tragic mass shooting at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989.
To mark our support and commitment to reducing gender-based violence, the City of Welland will raise the Wrapped in Courage Flag on November 25. As well, Red Dresses will hang in Chippawa Park to acknowledge and honour the many murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. Gender-based violence impacts us all and goes against everything we stand for as human beings. We all must play a role in recognizing and preventing violence against women and girls.
We all deserve to live in a safe environment – let us unite and break the cycle of violence against women, children, and LGBTQ2 individuals in our community, across Canada, and the world.