Every year, from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (World Human Rights Day), Canadians observe the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It is an opportunity to come together to call out, speak up and renew our commitment to end gender-based violence. This year’s theme is Femicide, which is a term used to describe the killing of women.
Annually SheLeads, an Enactus Project, supports the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership’s 16 Days initiative as it alines with our mission and vision as an organization. She Leads was created when our team was identifying certain needs on our campus and in our larger social environment and we noticed a lack of female empowerment opportunities. A female’s voice is just the thing that is needed in this day and age to make a long-lasting impact throughout communities. We can accomplish a lot with the right platform and everlasting ambition. With every project we initiate, we strive to connect females within our community so that, as per our slogan, She Leads, She Empowers, and She Succeeds.