The UWaterloo 16 Days planning committee
acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory
of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and
Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of
Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract,
the land promised to the Six Nations that includes
ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
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:
- Nov. 24, 2017
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.
- Nov. 27 to Dec. 8, 2017
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.
- Dec. 1 to 5, 2017
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.