PRESS RELEASE: NOVEMBER 23, 2018

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16 days of activism against gender-based violence

UFCW Canada is calling on all activists to take action from November 25 to December 10 to help eliminate 16 daysgender-based violence.

From November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to December 10 – International Human Rights Day, your tweets, Facebook posts, and participation on social media can help spread the word that gender-based violence is #NotOkay – ever!

Here’s how you can participate:

November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

  • Download and print a #NotOkay sign. Take a selfie with the sign and post it to Twitter, for a Twitter Notokaystorm at 12 noon EST on November 25 - The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. (Download a #NotOkay sign here.)
  • Include @UFCWCanada and the campaign hashtag #NotOkay in your tweets. On Facebook, don’t forget to tag @UFCWCanada in your posts.

 November 25 – December 10 – #NoMore Gender Violence Campaign

The goal of the #NoMore campaign is to create awareness about gender-based violence in the workplace byNoMore calling out its different forms, such as harassment, sexual harassment, and assault. Be an ally.

  • Share your picture holding a #NoMore card that declares your support to end gender violence. Post with the hashtag #NoMore on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
  • Share these #NoMore memes and postcards with your friends, allies and social networks.
  • Share the results of a recent UFCW Canada anonymous survey on gender-based violence and sexual harassment.

December 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Share these posters, memes and action cards with your friends and social networks:

Participate in a commemorative December 6 vigil or Shoe Memorial in your community.

Your activism throughout the 16 days – and all year long – can help eliminate gender-based violence. For more information about the work of UFCW Canada’s Women and Gender Equity Committee, check out www.ufcw.ca/women.

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