16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in Engineering

16 Days begins on November 25th with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on December 10th, International Human Rights Day. In Canada, 16 Days includes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6th, a day which is especially important to us in Engineering.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence was started at the inaugural Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991; more information can be found at UN Women's website.

16 Days is an opportunity for us to reflect on our history, educate ourselves on the current state of gender-based violence, and start to take action to address it in our community and beyond. This is the only way that we'll achieve goals like 30 by 30 in Engineering in Canada.

Thanks to the support of folks on and off-campus, we've curated 16 days of activities and events to help you learn more and start to have these important conversations. We know that these topics can be difficult in the moment, or triggering for folks who have either experienced gender-based violence or now realize that they have perpetuated harm. You are not alone. Please visit our Help and Support section to access resources available to help you.