Welcome to #16daysUW | 2017

Each year, the University of Waterloo joins with organizations, governments, and groups worldwide to participate in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence to remind all citizens that they can take actions in their everyday lives to stop gender-based violence.

16 Days begins on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on December 10, International Human Rights Day. In Canada, 16 Days includes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6. 


Watch #16daysUW actions on campus, 2016:

  1. Nov. 24, 2017Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls bridge with red ribbons tied along railings

    The Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre and Professor Sorouja Moll offer all University community members the chance to mark and tie a red cloth to the bridge between Environment 3 and St Paul's University College, as a gesture to name and remember the 4,000+ missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

  2. Nov. 27 to Dec. 8, 2017Safe on Campus? Mark the mapmap of the University of Waterloo

    During the 16 Days, several locations around campus will host the Safe on Campus? Map Project

    When you visit a map location, we invite you to indicate with red, yellow, and green dots which campus spaces feel unsafe, possibly unsafe, and safe. We have sticky notes available (also colour-coded) if you want to expand on why you put a dot in a particular location.

  3. Dec. 1 to 5, 2017Red Scarf Project

    HIV disproportionately affects people who are marginalized by systems of oppression and violence, including gender-based violence. In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA), the Red Scarf Project is an awareness-raising and stigma-busting initiative in support of people living with HIV in Waterloo Region.

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