16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to end violence against girls, women (cisgender and transgender) and gender-diverse people.
It is long established that rates of violence against women remain high in our country, with 1 in 3 women experiencing violence in their lifetimes. The likelihood of experiencing violence increases for transgender women, women with disabilities, LGBTQ+ women, racialized women and poor women. The rate of murdered and missing Indigenous women remains at a crises level in our country.
If you, or someone you know, needs support resources are available across the country for survivors and victims of gender-based violence: https://www.sheltersafe.ca/.
During the 16 Days of Action, commit to take action in your own community – support your local crises center for survivors of violence, become informed about gender-based violence and support the decades of work of the Native Women’s Association of Canada to protect and seek justice for Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people.
As a union we can provide support by building awareness, acting as a bridge to support and bargaining for language that addresses domestic violence as a workplace issue. Visit the Canadian Labour Domestic Violence at Work Resource Centre to learn more about our role.
Take action today to end gender-based violence!