16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence

Nov 25, 2023 | News

November 25 to December 10 is the 16 days of Activism against gender based violence (GBV).

Become an ally by adopting these simple but powerful actions all year long:

  1. Listen: be open to learning from the experiences of others
  2. Believe: support survivors and those affected by violence. It is very important that you say the words ‘’I believe you’’ and ‘’This is not your fault’’
  3. Educate (yourself and others): learn the facts about GBV; know what your workplace policies say about violence and harassment; take a course; participate in an event
  4. Speak out: add your voice to call out violence
  5. Intervene: find a safe way to help when you see acts of gender-based violence. Name what you see. Express your concern and ask how you can help. Intervening can also mean providing support and resources
  6. Act: give your time or donate to organizations working to end gender-based violence

CVTS will host a vigil December 6th at noon.

CVTS will host a vigil on the plaza in front of the Comox Valley Art Gallery. Roses will be laid in memory of the 14 young women murdered in Montreal on December 6, 1989. The Art Gallery will be opening their doors after the event.