16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
December 6th, 2014 is the 25th Anniversary of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
From 2010-2014, the Urban Alliance on Race Relations created and delivered community-based programs on gender-based violence in partnership with METRAC, YWCA, Sketch and other organizations for young women and men in priority neighbourhoods and at two campuses at Humber College. The Making Noise and Making Noise @Humber projects were funded by Status of Women Canada. These projects explored the intersection of gender-based violence and racism and other forms of oppression, giving voice and community-based responses to young women who negotiate these issues every day. UARR brings this particular experience and insight to ongoing and emerging community concerns.
UARR supports the White Ribbon Campaign, a men’s anti-violence group, which uses white ribbons to signal male solidarity with women by recognizing men’s responsibility for ending violence against women.
The following two essays by Margaret Hageman (Board member) and Jason Merai (Executive Director) explore these intersections of gender and race: