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Manitoba Women's Advisory Council

16 Days of Activism Against
Gender-based Violence

November 25 - December 10, 2017

From November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a call to action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

Initiated in 1991 by participants of the Women's Global Leadership Institute at Rutgers University, the 16 Days Campaign has become an international annual event that rallies activists, government leaders, students, academia and the private sector in many countries around the world to demand an end to gender-based violence.

This year, the Manitoba Women's Advisory Council is holding a #SeekHelp #SpeakOut campaign over social media to commemorate 16 Days.

  • #SeekHelp encourages all Manitobans to get information and connect to resources.
  • #SpeakOut is a call to action for Manitobans. If you see gender-based violence happening - speak out.
  • The Manitoba Women's Advisory Council welcomes you to join this social media campaign and join the conversation.

Twitter: @MBGov and @mwac_chair
FaceBook: @ManitobaGovernment

Save the Date!

This message is from the Manitoba Status of Women Secretariat (MSW) and the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council (MWAC).

Please join us for the annual Sunrise Memorial to commemorate Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This event is part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign that runs from November 25 to December 10.

The event will feature candle lighting to honour the Montreal women who have died as a result of violence in 1989 and a reading of the names of Manitoba women who have died as a result of violence this past year. 

  • Event date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Location: Rotunda of the Manitoba Legislative Building
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • More details on the event will be posted soon.

RSVP to: 204 945-6281, toll free: 1-800-263-0234, or email:

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