16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Social media downloads

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We all have a role to play in preventing and addressing gender-based violence. Between November 25 and December 10, join the conversation using the hashtag #16Days and share how you will help end and prevent gender-based violence.

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
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A young woman with purple hair looks into the camera. The words “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Call out and speak up against gender-based violence.
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3 individuals reflecting Canada’s diverse population appear at a distance from each other, are all wearing a mask and are looking at the camera. The words “Call out and speak up against gender-based violence.” floats to the left of the individuals and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Sharing an intimate without consent is a crime.
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A young man is looking at his mobile phone. The words “Sharing an intimate without consent is a crime.” floats to the left of the man and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

An unwanted sexual text message is harassment.
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A young woman looks into the camera, and a white mobile phone is hiding half of her face. The words “An unwanted sexual text message is harassment.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Domestic violence impacts everyone: check in with friends, family and colleagues on their terms.
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A woman speaks on the phone. The words “Domestic violence impacts everyone: check in with friends, family and colleagues on their terms.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Just because it’s not physical doesn’t mean it’s not abuse.
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A young woman sits on a chair and looks away biting her nails. The words “Just because it’s not physical doesn’t mean it’s not abuse.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Wherever we work, we should all feel safe from workplace harassment.
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A woman works on her laptop in her kitchen. The words “Wherever we work, we should all feel safe from workplace harassment.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Be and ally, call out misogyny.
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A man looks into the camera. The words “Be and ally, call out misogyny.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

It’s not a harmless joke. Speak out against homophobia.
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A young man leans on his hand looking down. The words “It’s not a harmless joke. Speak out against homophobia.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Transgender people experience high rates of violence. Call out transphobia.
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A woman looks into the camera. The words “Transgender people experience high rates of violence. Call out transphobia.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

We all have the right to a life free of gender-based violence. Be an ally and speak up!
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A young woman in a wheelchair is writing on a sheet of paper. The words “We all have the right to a life free of gender-based violence. Be an ally and speak up!” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Violence against indigenous women, girls, LGBTQ and two-spirit people must stop.
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An individual wearing traditional Indigenous clothing appears from behind. The words “Violence against indigenous women, girls, LGBTQ and two-spirit people must stop.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Believe those affected by gender-based violence
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3 individuals reflecting Canada’s diverse population appear at a distance from each other, are all wearing a mask and are looking at the camera. The words “Believe those affected by gender-based violence” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Gender-based violence is a pandemic that won’t end with COVID-19. Take action.
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A woman wearing a mask looks into the camera. The words “Gender-based violence is a pandemic that won’t end with COVID-19. Take action.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

We will never forget: Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte. National day of remembrance and action on violence against women
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A bouquet of 14 white roses and a white ribbon appear on the right side of the image. The words “We will never forget: Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte. National day of remembrance and action on violence against women.” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

Wear purple to honour survivors and those impacted by #GBV
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The words “Wear purple on November 25th” are written on a purple shirt that appears on the right of the image. The words “Wear purple to honour survivors and those impacted by #GBV” floats to the left of the woman and is followed by “#InternationalDayfortheEliminationofViolenceAgainstWomen” as well as “#16Days” underneath. All the words are written in white on a black background. Beneath the text, and running the length of the photo, is a purple banner with the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity in the bottom left-hand corner in white text. The Canada wordmark appears in white text in the right-hand corner.

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16 Days frame

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Social media frame with the words “#16Days” written in white text on the bottom left. Below and running from left to right of the frame is a purple banner with the words “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” in white.

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Social media frame with the words “#16Days” written in white text on the bottom right. Below and running from left to right of the frame is a purple banner with a white ribbon and the words “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women” in white.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women frame with white rose

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Social media frame with the words “#16Days” written in white text on the bottom right. Below and running from left to right of the frame is a purple banner with a white ribbon and the words “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women” in white.

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A poster with a white ribbon on a purple background. At the bottom, there is the Women and Gender Equality Canada corporate identity on the left and the Canada wordmark on the right.

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