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.
Women, trans, two-spirit and non-binary researchers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) regularly suffer from gender-based harassment and exclusion, a phenomenon that is reflected in their under-representation on Wikipedia.
December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year will mark the 28th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Join members of the Waterloo community for a procession to remember those who have lost their lives to gendered violence, and in solidarity with those who are survivors.
Through interactive exercises, this three hour workshop will provide men with the tools to become better versions of themselves. The dominant idea of manhood affects us all. More and more men are beginning to stand up and speak out about their desire to redefine what it means to be a man today.
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.
Our Bodies, Our Wisdom: Challenging and Transforming the Way We Look at Gendered Violence is an expert panel taking place up the road at Wilfrid Laurier University, part of 16 Days at that campus.
Native Women’s Association of Canada Faceless Doll Project is a collection of faceless felt dolls that represent the memory of murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to come and create their own doll for inclusion in this commemorative art project.
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.
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.
Walking With Our Sisters is a massive commemorative art installation comprised of 1,763+ pairs of moccasin vamps (tops) plus 108 pairs of children’s vamps created and donated by hundreds of caring and concerned individuals to draw attention to this injustice of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Touring Turtle Island, the art installation is currently at Six Nations.