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If you are in an emergency situation, please access 9-1-1 (in Canada), for emergency services in your area.

If you are outside of the 9-1-1 service area, please access available emergency services or call a crisis line in your area.

You may also want to consult the list of additional support services for people affected by gender-based violence.

The Government of Canada’s theme for the 2022 campaign of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is ‘’It’s Not Just‘’. The theme is a double meaning: it reminds Canadians of the injustice of gender-based violence (GBV) and brings attention to how society dismisses and minimizes attitudes and behaviours contributing to GBV. It highlights how GBV is not just a private issue, but a systemic cycle that all Canadians have a role in ending. ‘’It’s Not Just‘’ asks all Canadians to take action against GBV by addressing the beliefs and behaviours that perpetuate violence.

The theme of this year’s campaign is shared with the national youth awareness campaign that was launched on social media at the end of September 2022.

Ways to get involved

16 Days 2022 digital toolkit

How to save images to your computer or mobile device

(1) Open the full-sized image

Open the full-sized image by clicking on the link of the image you wish to download.

(2) Open the contextual menu

On a PC: Right-click on the image you want to download.
On a Mac: Hold down the Control key (Ctrl) and click on the image you want to download.
On a mobile device: Tap and hold the image you want to download until the menu appears.

(3) Choose “Save as”

The options on the contextual menu will vary, depending on which web browser you’re using. Some browsers may say “Save as” while others may say “Save image as” or “Save picture as.”

(4) Rename the file (optional)

A dialogue box will open, giving you the opportunity to change the file name or keep it as is.

(5) Choose a destination folder

Specify a location to save the downloaded image and click “Save.”

Web banner

16 Days web banner
Text version – Web banner

Image of the 2022 campaign of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. A young woman with her arms crossed is standing on the left side of a purple and pink background, next to the words “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”. The Canada wordmark appears in the bottom left corner.

Use this banner for your web or intranet content.

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence social media creative
Text version – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Image of the 2022 campaign of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. A young woman with her arms crossed is standing on the left side of a purple and pink background, with the words “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” on the right side. The hashtag #16days appears below the name of the campaign. The Canada wordmark appears in the top right corner.

Use this image for your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn content.

Instagram

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence Instagram
Text version – Instagram

Image of the 2022 campaign of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. A young woman with her arms crossed is standing on the right side of a purple and pink background with the words “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” on the left side. The hashtag #16days appears below the name of the campaign. The Canada wordmark appears in the bottom left corner.

Use this image for your Instagram content.

Virtual meeting background

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence virtual meeting background
Text version – Bilingual background with English text first

Background of the 2022 campaign of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. The name of the campaign is in the upper left corner of the purple and pink background: “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence / 16 jours d’activisme contre la violence fondée sur le sexe”. The Canada wordmark appears in the bottom right corner.

Use this background during your virtual meetings.

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