The Indigenous-Informed Sexual Assault Program at NFLA is extremely proud to be hosting the opening of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence on Nov 25th at Swy-a-lana, with permission from Snuneymuxw First Nations’ leadership, who will also be offering an opening provided by Snuneymuxw Elder. This event will be Indigenous-led, highlighting many voices from our community and providing an opportunity to gather and stand together in unity to support a culture of safety and connection for all.
A multitude of Elders, community leaders, and organizations will be speaking at the event, highlighting both the impacts of gender-based violence as well as their work in the community to prevent/end gender-based violence. Organizations will have tents/tables set up to highlight the diverse range of community responses to gender-based violence.
As the event will be Indigenous-led, it is of utmost importance that we honour and remember all of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, while also recognizing all lives impacted by gender-based violence.
We hope you will take the time to stand together in unity on this important day.
This event will be the opening event for the 16 Days of Activism, where various community organizations will come together to raise awareness and speak to the impacts of gender-based violence and the work being done in our community to support survivors and prevent further violence. Throughout the 16 Days, running from November 25 to December 11, various organizations will host events, light up their offices and buildings with orange lights, and participate in a social media campaign to move from awareness to accountability in the movement to end gender-based violence.