16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism is an international campaign to challenge gender-based violence.

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

What is Gender-Based Violence?

Gender-based violence operates on a societal imbalance of power and control based on social constructions of masculinity and femininity, sexual identity and gender.

Some groups are disproportionally impacted by gender-based violence, as sexism intersects with other forms of oppression such as racism, colonialism, ableism and transphobia. Indigenous woman and girls are disproportionally affected by gender-based violence.

What is Orange the World?

Orange the World is this year’s 16 Days of Activism theme put forward by the United Nations.

“This campaign aims to prevent and eliminate violence and women and girls worldwide, calling for global action to increase awareness, promote advocacy, and create opportunities for discussion on challenges and solutions.” Visit the Campaign Site.
 

Ways to Participate

Library Display - Elimination of Violence Against Women

A collection of resources and materials related to the topic of Elimination of Violence Against Women is on display at the Library and online as part of Nipissing University's 16 Days of Activism campaign. The theme of this year's campaign is "Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now!"

The books and e-books included in this collection include case studies, research, fiction, and biographical materials. The collection will provide researchers and other visitors with resources and information to understand gender-based violence. Links are also provided to local, national, and international organizations focusing on the elimination of violence against women and girls.

The themes explored in this collection include:

  • Gender-based violence 
  • Sexual violence
  • Violence against women
  • Violence against Indigenous women and girls
  • Survivors
  • Resilience
  • Activism related to gender-based violence 

The collection will be available online from November 25 to December 10 at https://nipissingu.libguides.com/OrangeTheWorld.

Campaign Events

  • Thu
    25
    Nov
    Online and at the Library

    A collection of resources and materials related to the topic of Elimination of Violence Against Women is on display at the Library and online as part of Nipissing University's 16 Days of Activism campaign.
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  • Thu
    25
    Nov
    3:00 pm -
    Virtual

    A Survivor-led Empowering Makeup night. Get your favourite makeup and tools to participate in this virtual workshop with Christabell Appiah from Women at the Centre of York University.
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  • Fri
    26
    Nov
    1:00 pm -
    Virtual

    Created in collaboration with Vanier College Productions, Consent Talks is a short film about sex and consent, focusing on the university experience during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Tue
    30
    Nov
    11:00 am -
    Virtual

    Join us for a free session hosted by Amelia Rising on online violence prevention, and digital safety.
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  • Thu
    2
    Dec
    11:00 am -
    Virtual

    This workshop provides participants with interactive and practice-based training on how to respond to a disclosure of sexual violence.
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  • Thu
    2
    Dec
    12:00 pm -
    Virtual

    This interactive 90-minute facilitator-led webinar by EGALE will help participants better recognize and intervene in harmful behaviours as they arise, while also building strategies to proactively foster school conditions grounded in consent, trans affirmation, and safer relationships overall.
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  • Fri
    3
    Dec
    1:00 pm -
    Virtual

    Understanding Consent in Law and Culture: Consent is both mandatory and complicated. There is an ever-changing legal landscape on consent law. Where does the law stand right now? What strategies can you use to ensure you are practicing consent and assert boundaries?
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  • Mon
    6
    Dec
    4:45 pm -
    Downtown North Bay

    National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - Walk and Vigil
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