This is an international event designated and led by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) that occurs annually from November 25 to December 10.
The 16 Days also include Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6, in remembrance of the 14 young women who were brutally murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in a shocking act of gender-based violence.
The Alberta government and community partners lead awareness activities and events each year to recognize the campaign and to call for the prevention and elimination of gender-based violence.
November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 10: International Human Rights Day