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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence


November is Women’s Abuse Awareness Month. This preludes DC’s annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign held in collaboration with Ontario Tech University.

The international campaign kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. We invite members of both campus communities to participate in programming to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge, innovations, and strategies to eliminate gender-based violence in all its forms.

While we continue to promote educational awareness of the impact of gender-based violence on communities, particularly marginalized communities. In the coming weeks, we will be hosting a series of in-person and virtual educational sessions to engage the community, and focus on practical solutions we can take in addressing this issue to promote inclusion and belonging on campus.

There will be opportunities to join the conversation on our social media platforms. Follow us on Instagram @yesmeansyesatdc and @otstudentlife for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence content. Learn more about 16 Days

Content warning: We recognize that our audiences are people with lives, histories, and struggles that we are not privy to. As such our events will mention different forms of sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, and murder. Please prioritize your health and well-being and take the space that you need for each event. Find resources and support for Durham College and for Ontario Tech.

Program Schedule

Gender-based Violence at the Intersections
Friday, November 25
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual (Accessibility information for Zoom)

Intersectionality is a useful framework through which to examine how forms of privilege and disadvantage as our identities shape our experiences of trauma and may impact our access to resources. This panel discussion explores the impact of gender-based violence on intersectional identities and the need for an intersectional lens on gender-based violence policies, interventions, and supports within post-secondary institutions to foster culturally relevant spaces of healing for survivors.This session is open to all.