As this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence comes to an end, we take a look at some of the in-person ways that WPSN-C and its member organizations and other interested parties marked the campaign.
Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada took the lead in organizing Canadian programming around the campaign and began with a campaign launch at Ottawa City Hall that included speakers representing WIIS Canada, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW), UNHCR Canada, the Ottawa Police Service, and the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC). There were spoken word poetry and musical performances, as well as the launch of the campaign video. Representatives from partner organizations, including WPSN-C, took part in a candlelighting ceremony. Photos and more details of the launch, as well as from the many other events held by WIIS-Canada and partner organizations, are available on the WIIS-Canada website.