16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence

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/.

Two women enthusiastically shout into a megaphone. The entirety of the image is made up of thin purple lines that intersect. The words “#MyActionsMatter” floats to the right of the women and is followed by “What can you do to take action against gender-based violence? SPEAK OUT. Join the conversation and use your voice to speak out against gender-based violence. We all have a role to play in ending violence.” 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.


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!