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Public Service Announcement
Release Date: Nov. 14, 2019

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, kicking off 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence that end on International Human Rights Day, December 10.

The 16 Days of Activism also include the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6. In recognition of this time, Camosun College is hosting a number of events on campus, and invites the college community to both reflect on gender-based violence (GBV), and take action to end it.

In addition to the events listed below, flags at both Camosun campuses will be flown at half-mast on December 6, in recognition of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.


CCFA and Camosun Library sculpture installation

Nov. 25-Dec. 10, 2019 • all day
Alan Batey Library & Learning Commons (LLC), Lansdowne
3rd Floor, Liz Ashton Campus Centre (LACC), Interurban

Students, staff and faculty are invited to stop by either campus libraries between Nov 25-Dec 10 and participate in a "collaborative sculpture" project. Share your messages of reflection and action to help end gender-based violence.

This event is organized by Camosun College Faculty Association's (CCFA) Status of Women Committee.

Both the Lansdowne and Interurban libraries will have resources on display, including books and DVDs.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
– button-making workshop

Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 • 11am-2pm
Social stairs, Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness, Interurban

Join the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) and Office of Student Support (OSS) for activist button-making in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Gender-based violence (GBV) involves the use and abuse of power and control over another person and is perpetrated against someone based on their gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Violence against women and girls is one form of gender-based violence. It also has a disproportionate impact on LGBTQ2 people and Indigenous women.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6) - Library resources

The library has developed an online resource list which represents a sampling of scholarly, creative, and activist resources related to violence against women and gender-based violence.

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Vector images of three roses on a maroon background. Below, the words, --November 25-December 10--, --16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence--, and --Camosun College--.

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