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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Thursday, November 28, 2013
To all MoveUP JS/EC/Distro Home and Work

Monday, November 25, marked the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, which continues through the National Day of Action and Remembrance on Violence Against Women (December 6) and ends on December 10, Human Rights Day, in recognition that freedom from gender violence is a human right.

Your union, through its Women’s Rights Committee, has a long history of working with community groups to end violence against women, and we recognize the serious toll the problem takes on our families, communities and workplaces.

On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, UNI Equal Opportunities launched a new video for its campaign: "Break the Circle of Violence" (UNI Global Union is an international labour body to which MoveUP is affiliated). The video shows that violence against women is a truly global problem, but there are steps we can take to end it at home and around the world. UNI is asking union brothers to share in ending the violence, calling this year’s campaign “Be Man Enough. Be a Leader Against Gender Violence.”


Visit to find information, resources and downloadable posters, including signs that you can hold to take a picture for distribution on social media (check out the MoveUP Facebook page to see an example featuring President David Black).

Closer to home, today (November 28), the Ending Violence Association of BC is launching a new short video targeted at youth, featuring BC Lions players and anti-violence activists talking about how to end violence against women. This is part of their Be More Than a Bystander campaign. Our committee encourages you to watch the excerpts of the video available here:

To stay up-to-date with the MoveUP Women’s Rights Committee’s activities throughout the 16 days and year-round, visit our Facebook page at


In Solidarity,

Rysa Kronebusch and Susan Orr
MoveUP Women’s Rights Committee Co-Chairs

David Black
MoveUP President

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