The 16 Days of Activism is a campaign calls for the elimination of gender-based violence by raising awareness at the local, national, and international levels. It bolsters local projects working on issues of violence against women, provides a forum for effective strategy and knowledge-sharing demonstrates the solidarity of women, and creates tools to pressure governments to implement policies aimed at eliminating violence against women.

This year, commit to LISTEN, BELIEVE, INTERVENE, ACT and SPEAK OUT, so that together we can fight and prevent gender-based violence.

From September 25 to December 10, we invite you to mobilize and use the #MYActionsMatter to support the fight against gender-based violence.


Events at the The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC)


5:30 p.m. | Fauteux Hall – FTX570 | Open to all!



1 p.m. | Fauteux Hall – FTX302 | Open to all!


Mark Your Calendars!



11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Fauteux Hall – FTX570 | Open to all! | A light lunch will be served. | RSVP at

  • #16Days – Crimes of Sexual Violence in International Law – The presentation will be with Civil Law students who are working on a project undertaken by the Human Rights Clinic in partnership with Lawyers Without Borders. This event, following the launch of the Handbook on International Standards to Address Crimes of Sexual Violence, will be an opportunity to present the handbook and discuss issues on crimes of sexual violence in international law, of which the majority of victims are still women and girls involved in armed conflicts. Event organized in partnership with the Human Rights Clinic & Lawyers Without Borders. HRREC is a partner for some of the events registered in the #16Days Campaign. Look at the Event Calendar for the #16Days Campaign 2017!



7 p.m. | Academic Hall (135 Séraphin-Marion) | Open to all!

  • #16Days – The Gomeshi Effect: Meet the Artists – Members of the company will perform selections from the show, as well as discuss the history of the production, what they learned from listening to and interpreting real stories of sexual violence, and how they intend to continue this important conversation with future audiences. Event organized in partnership with the eQuality Project and the Shirley Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession. HRREC is a partner for some of the events registered in the #16Days Campaign. Look at the Event Calendar for the #16Days Campaign 2017!


Accessibility Cafe



Accessible Cafe

Discuss topics related to accessibility over a coffee and cookies with us!

All are welcome.

Soup and Substance



Soup & Substance (S&S): Building an Inclusive and Respectful Community

Let's really do lunch! S&S is a monthly activity on issues related to diversity and inclusion over a simple meal of soup. All are welcome. 

S&S is presented by the Inclusion Project which is an initiative of the Human Rights Office. This project brings together students, staff, union reps, and community members of the University of Ottawa.


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