Welcome to #16DaysUW

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. 

2021 #Purple4Prevention

For 2021, the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office at Waterloo is partnering with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC), Conestoga College, and Wilfrid Laurier University to address sexual violence on campus through a new campaign: #Purple4Prevention.

#Purple4Prevention invites students and employees to take a stand against sexual and gender-based violence, and to show solidarity by purchasing and wearing the new custom tee on Nov. 25, 2021.

Learn more about #Purple4Prevention and the purple tee-shirt sales.