16 Days of Activism is a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence.
The campaign uses the days between International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women (Nov. 25) and International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10) to reinforce that violence against women, girls, gender non-binary people and the LGBTQ+ community is a human rights violation.
Every year, the Women’s Resource Centre adopts the 16 Days of Activism campaign to focus on gender-based violence, and what individuals can do to prevent it.
In previous years, the WRC has hosted events on topics including sex work, rethinking violence prevention work, the impact of armed conflict on women and pathways to healing.
December 6 Memorial Candle Making & Sale
Candle-Making – Drop in anytime during the following days and times at the Women’s Resource Centre (MSC 482):
- Friday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Candle Sale - Purchase candles by ordering online or dropping by our space Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Candles in Evergreen, Honey, Burgundy, and Plum will be sold individually for $4 or $8/pair.
Candle Sale Tables on Campus:
- Thursday, Nov. 30 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. @ Science B Concourse
- Tuesday, Dec. 5 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. @ TFDL
- Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 12 – 1 p.m. @ Engineering Atrium
Payment method: cash, debit, credit, or cheque (addressed to University of Calgary)
TED & Tea: Everyday Sexism | Wednesday, Nov. 29, 5 – 6 p.m.
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence | Friday, Dec. 1, 10:30 – 12 p.m.
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Ceremony | Wednesday, Dec. 6, 12:15 p.m.