The 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women is an international campaign run by individuals and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. It runs annually from 25th November to 10th December.
At 11AM tomorrow (Thursday November 25th, 2021) there will be a flag acknowledging the #16DaysOfActivismAgainstGenderBasedViolence raised at the Niagara Regional Headquarters.
After that members of the Canadian Federation of University Women -CFUW Welland & Disttrict will be outside the MCC in Pelham at 12 noon to display Red Dresses which represent the many , many Indigenous women and girls lost to violent crimes. This display will remain up for a week or so.
“We then plan to create another display of Red Dresses along First Avenue at Chippawa Park in Welland with signage to explain the significance of the display.