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Since 1991, thousands of organizations around the world have taken part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. The campaign starts on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on December 10, Human Rights Day. The campaign raises awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels.
December 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and falls within these dates. It provides the opportunity to raise awareness about the larger issue of violence against women to the public and is a day marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections.
The Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council (MWAC) invites you to share the following poster which highlights actions individuals and groups in Manitoba can take to commemorate the days.
Media is a powerful force in shaping society’s attitudes and perceptions. The sexualization of women and girls in the media is a major concern to many individuals and women’s groups in our province. The Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council (MWAC) has developed this paper as a CALL TO ACTION for individuals and groups to ensure media images of women are positive and empowering.
By following the guidelines listed you can create positive, empowering messages that help create equality and diversity in the larger society.