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November 2017

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25

1 in 3 women are estimated to experience violence based on their gender in their lifetime. (WHO, 2016). The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Social norms, stigma and lack of options perpetuate the cycle of violence…

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December 2017

Human Rights Day

December 10

Photo Credit: Photo by Tim Marshall on Unsplash   December 10 is Human Rights Day, in honour of the day that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed by the UN General Assembly in 1948. The celebration this year kicks off the 70th anniversary year of the Declaration of Human Rights. Using the hashtag #StandUp4HumanRights, we will be advocating for the continued entrenchment of human rights worldwide as members of a shared humanity. More details on the day can be found here.

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