Winnipeg Regional Women’s Committee 16 Days of Action Calendar

November 25th - December 12th

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Facilitator: Winnipeg Regional Women's Committee

16 DAYS OF ACTION ACTIVITY CALENDAR

Winnipeg Regional Women’s Committee (WRWC)

16 DAYS OF ACTION ACTIVITY CALENDAR

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 

A world without violence is possible!

This year the WRWC has created a 16 day calendar and is asking for members to participate where they can to help end violence against women and girls.

25 Nov – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Global 16 Days Campaign, launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) and feminists from around the world at the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, has been used worldwide to call for the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV). In 2022, the Campaign is continuing its multi-year theme of Ending Femicide. To learn more, see links below for the Femicide Advocacy Guide and sign the petition to declare December 6 the International Day to End Femicide. The campaign is also working closely with other CWGL initiatives to build on the previous multi-year theme on ending GBV in the world of work. 

Pétition · Declare December 6 as the International Day To End Femicide · Change.org

2021-Femicide-Advocacy-Guide.pdf (16dayscampaign.org)

26 Nov – Register for Nov 28 PSAC National Day of Action: Where’s Mona? Virtual Day of Action on Monday Nov 28.  Over 165,000 members working for Treasury Board or agencies are in bargaining with the federal government this year, and despite months of negotiations, we have still seen little to no movement from Treasury Board or agencies on our core bargaining demands. Help us ramp up the pressure on President of Treasury Board, Mona Fortier. 

Register now: National Day of Action, November 28 | Public Service Alliance of Canada (psacunion.ca)

27 Nov – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – Join the “PSAC Winnipeg Regional Women’s Committee” Facebook group to learn more about the 16 Days of Activism campaign. https://www.facebook.com/groups/136667321850386/

28 Nov – Participate in PSAC Virtual Day of Action –  Show your Union support in the workplace (buttons, union wear). Go to PSAC Member Login to update your information. Log in | Public Service Alliance of Canada (psacunion.ca)

Register now: National Day of Action, November 28 | Public Service Alliance of Canada (psacunion.ca)

29 Nov – RSVP to the virtual PSAC WRWC meeting for Dec 12

Contact Winnipeg Regional Office (204) 947-1601 if you have not received an email to register.

Regional Staff Manitoba – PSAC Prairies

29 Nov – RSVP to the virtual PSAC panel discussion Dec 03 at 1:00 pm to analyze the federal government’s progress in meeting the 231 Calls for Justice presented by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQIA+ people.  The online event is also an opportunity for members to discuss how to pressure the government to eradicate systemic gender-based violence as part of our collective reconciliation efforts. Members will be provided with tools to address these issues within the union, and at the local and committee level.

Register now: Virtual panel to discuss federal action on violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQIA+ people | Public Service Alliance of Canada (psacunion.ca)

30 Nov – Visit knowpoverty.ca

Find out more, Show your support, and Get involved “kNOw Poverty” Make it History. End poverty in Manitoba.  108,000 Manitobans live in poverty.

KNOW Poverty – Make Poverty History Manitoba (makepovertyhistorymb.com)

01 Dec – WRWC Winter Wear Drive

WRWC donation drive for new or gently used winter wear donated to West Central Women’s Resource Centre. Accepting – Winter jackets, Toques, Hats, Mitts, Gloves, Winter Boots. Also NEW Underwear, Warm socks. They also always accept the following items:

Hygiene items must be for adults and in gender-inclusive sizes and styles. 
Please donate new and unused fragrance-free items.

Shampoo Conditioner Body Wash Razors Socks Undies and Boxers (all sizes) Toothbrushes Toothpaste Deodorant Alcohol-free mouth wash (for safer sex kits) Travel-size hygiene containers, Pads, tampons and liners, Hair brushes, combs and elastics, Q-tips, First aid supplies (gauze, tape, band-aids, Polysporin, etc.)

Home – West Central Women’s Resource Centre (wcwrc.ca)

02 Dec – Do you have a music playlist?  Share some music links to empower women to our “PSAC Winnipeg Regional Women’s Committee” Facebook group

03 Dec – Participate in PSAC virtual panel discussion at 1:00pm

Join PSAC virtual panel discussion with to assess the federal government’s actions to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQIA+ people.  Participating is Chanel Blouin, policy advisor with the Native Women’s Association of Canada, and Anne Panasuk, journalist with Radio-Canada Register now: Virtual panel to discuss federal action on violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQIA+ people | Public Service Alliance of Canada (psacunion.ca)

04 Dec – Listen to a podcast from Nora Loreto – Take Back the Fight

What is modern feminism and how has the digital age changed it? In this limited-series podcast, Nora Loreto will take you through feminism: from debates to campaigns, from white feminism to co-optation, from Feminist Justin Trudeau to feminist civil disobedience, and everything in between.

Take Back the Fight – Fernwood Publishing

05 Dec – #Give25forUNTF25

UNiTE Campaign’s theme this year is “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls” and invites everyone to play their role in ending violence against women and girls, show support and solidarity to women’s rights activists and to resist the rollback on women’s rights. The UN Trust Fund is calling on supporters to join and participate in its social media campaign #Give25forUNTF25.  Challenge to take simple but concrete actions, such as saving money from not buying coffee for one week, and encourage a donation of $25. With $25- A girl in Ethiopia can stay in school for one whole year without period stigma. With $25- women survivors of violence in Albania can have food for a week.

UNITE to End Violence against Women Campaign | UN Women – Headquarters

06 Dec – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Join us in the evening at the legislature for a rally in honour of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  The rally will be hosted by Women’s March Winnipeg and the Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba (IIWR-MB)  IIWRMB

07 Dec – WRWC Christmas Hamper Drive

WRWC donation drive collecting items such as toys, adult gifts, food hamper donated to North Point Douglas Women’s Centre.

NPDWC – North Point Douglas Women’s Centre

08 Dec – Do you have a good book to read? Share your titles to empower women to our “PSAC Winnipeg Regional Women’s Committee” Facebook group.

Check out Priya Parker – The Art of Gathering.  “Why do we gather?  We gather to solve problems we can’t solve on our own.  We gather to celebrate, to mourne, to mark transitions.  We gather to make decisions.  We gather because we need one another.  We gather to show strength.  We gather to honour and acknowledge.  We gather to build companies and schools and neighbourhoods.  We gather to welcome, and we gather to say goodbye.”

09 Dec – Donate any gently used items to a non-profit thrift store.

Places that accept clothing and household goods to support community women include:

Prairie Crocus Thrift shop (919 McLeod Avenue) Thrive Community Support Circle (555 Spence) The Up Shoppe (382 Selkirk Ave)  Acorn Family Place (222 Furby)

Twice Over Thrift Store – Selkirk Manitoba

10 Dec – Human Rights Day

Every year on 10 December, the world celebrates Human Rights Day, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This year’s Human Rights Day slogan is “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All” and the call to action is #StandUp4HumanRights. Pick and share your favorite UDHR articles to your Facebook page

Or with others.  Commit for Human Rights (standup4humanrights.org)

12 Dec – WRWC virtual meeting at 7pm