On Monday, November 26, members of the organizing committee for Ottawa’s  16 Days of Activism met at City Hall where the Old Historic Building on Elgin Street turned Orange and Purple… The lighting of the building was organized by the Grandmothers Advocacy Network and the Women in International Security Canada (WHS-CANADA)

On hand to launch Ottawa’s 16 Days of Activism at Ottawa City Hall, Monday, November 26, 2018

Guest speaker was Diane Deans, who is an inspiring example of women making a difference in City Politics. Ms Deans is a member of Ottawa City Council, Canada, representing Gloucester-Southgate Ward in the city’s southeast, representing more than 49,500 residents.

The Zonta Club of Ottawa joins Zontians world-wide in expressing the need to stop Violence Against Women during the 16 days of Activism.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is a global campaign, the Zonta Club of Ottawa is one of the organizations taking part. [From now through 10 December, Zontians worldwide will say NO to violence against women and take a stand to end child marriage. Test your knowledge on child marriage by taking the Zonta Says NO child marriage quiz here.]

The theme for Ottawa days will include Activism Against Gender Based Violence in the Workplace.  Be sure to join the many activities planned and most of all check in to social media. Building

awareness is one of the main thrusts this year with messages appearing daily on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Below is the current calendar of events for 16 Days of Activism

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16 Days 2018 Calendar

 

November 25   Day 1

 Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • Have you wondered why November 25 was designated by the United Nations as the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women?
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

November 26  Day 2

Launch of the 16 Days Canada Campaign and UNiTED Campaign

  • Illumination of the Heritage Building at Ottawa`s City Hall
  • Meet at 5:30 pm at Ottawa City Hall. Wear something orange and/or purple.
  • Organizers: Grandmother’s Advocacy Network and WIIS-Canada

SOLD OUT:

Cards Against Misogyny      

noun: misogyny   dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women. 

  • Doors open at 6:30 and games start at 7:00pm
  • Happy Goat Coffee Co. 35 Laurel Street, Ottawa, ON
  • Organizer: OCTEVAW

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • The Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

 

 

 

 

 

November 27 Day 3

November 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 14:00 pm

Group of 78 Event Nov 27 Luncheon: The Division of America: Looking ahead after the 2018 Midterm Elections : Sarah Goldfeder

November 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 14:00 pm
Royal Thai & Palais Imperial Restaurant 311-313 Dalhousie St, Ottawa ON K1N 7E8, Canada

Group of 78 Luncheon: The Division of America: Looking ahead after the 2018 Midterm Elections : Sarah Goldfeder

Outline In all likelihood, the Democrats will retake the House of Representatives in the November 6th elections. That will set the stage for an even more divisive atmosphere in Washington, as the Democrats will now be empowered to pass legislation in Congress that reflects their values and concerns. Will the 116th Congress look to heal wounds and find ways to build bridges or will it further entrench the two tribes? What will be the impact on Canada? For the global rules of order?

Sarah Goldfeder is a Principal at the Earnscliffe Strategy Group in Ottawa and a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. She provides high-level insight on the inner workings of the U.S. and Canadian governments, including how they work together on important issues. With 15 years of experience in the U.S. federal government, Sarah most recently served as Special Assistant to two U.S. Ambassadors to Canada, fostering bilateral relationships at the most senior levels. Her understanding of the interplay between state and federal governments complements her service within the U.S. federal bureaucracy. She has expertise in a wide range of policy issues, which has enabled her to provide practical short and long-term advice on managing the economic, cultural and political dynamics in North America.

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Launch The UN 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations And Executive Director of UN Women

  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., room 100, Sir John A. MacDonald Building Parliament Hill, 144 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON.
  • RSVP required, please RSVP to Leclerc@sen.parl.gc.ca
  • Organizers: High Commission for South Africa to Canada, The Honourable Wanda Thomas Bernard, Senator, The Honourable Marilou McPhedran, Senator, and The Honourable Mary Coyle, Senator.

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#HearMeToo Women of Courage Speak out for Peace

  • An evening discussion with five courageous women working for human rights, peace and justice.
  • 6:30-8:30pm, Bronson Centre, room 211, 211 Bronson Ave., Ottawa, ON
  • Organizer: KAIROS Canada with Amnesty International,  regional working groups of Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC), Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) and Women, Peace and Security Network (WPSN) – Canada.

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • A post about Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C)
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

 

November 28   Day 4

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • A post about Child Marriage.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

 

November 29  Day 5 /  International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

I am a Human Rights Defender: This is MY STORY

  • A conversation with Human Rights Defenders
  • 11:30-1:30pm, Fauteux Hall, FTX570 5th floor, 57 Louis-Pasteur Private #550, Ottawa, ON
  • Organizers: Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC), Nobel Women’s Initiative

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • A post about Gender Based Violence and Migrants.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

November 30  Day 6 /  Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • A post about Gender Based Violence and College Campuses.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

 

December 1  Day 7

End Violence Against Women and Girls-Event of the 16 Days Canada Campaign and UNiTED Campaign!

  • Meet at 4:15 pm for a march from Minto Park, Elgin Street, to the Human Rights Monument outside City Hall and then proceed into Ottawa’s City Hall at 5:00 pm for speeches, spoken word, a proclamation by the Mayor, refreshments and an advocacy fair. Wear something Orange and/or Purple.
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Organizers: Grandmothers Advocacy Network and WIIS-Canada

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

 

December 2  Day 8

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • Women in conflict.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

 

December 3   Day 9

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • Human trafficking.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

December 4  Day 10

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • Zonta says no Girl Brides.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

 

December 5  Day 11

 

Leading From the Front: Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Canada’s Armed Forces

  • A roundtable discussion with LCdr (ret’d) Rosemary Park Director of Servicewomen’s Salute, Dr. Manon LeBlanc a Defence Scientist/Director General of Military Personnel Research and Analysis, Dr. Allan English an Associate Professor at Queen’s University and a CAF veteran
  • 11:00am to 2:00pm KPMG Offices, 150 Elgin Street, Suite 1800, Ottawa, ON
  • Organizers: The CDA Institute, in partnership with Women in International Security (WIIS-Canada)

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • Zonta says no Street Harassment.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

 

December 6  Day 12

 

Outdoor Vigil: 6:00 p.m. at the Women’s Monument at Minto Park   (Elgin & Gilmour)

On 6th December 1989, 14 young students at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered. They were murdered because they were women.
Each year, we gather to hold a vigil commemorating the victims of the Montreal Massacre, as well as each life taken by violence against women and gender-based violence in our community since the previous year.

The Women’s Event Network of Ottawa seeks to raise awareness of the phenomenon of gender-based violence in our society, including the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and youth. This is an opportunity to acknowledge the courage and strength of survivors, and to reflect on how we can eliminate violence against women and gender-based violence in all forms.

Sexual Assault Support Centre Ottawa

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • Zonta says no Internet Violence.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

December 7  Day 13

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • A post about Child Marriage.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

 

December 8  Day 14

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

December 9   Day 15

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • SDG #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

December 10  Day 16

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 – Let’s stand up for equality, justice & human dignity

Observed annually on December 10th, Human Rights Day is a day in which the world recommits itself to protecting the fundamental human rights of all people, as well as their basic human freedoms. This observance day is almost always observed by the many participating governments by them holding political conferences and exhibitions that relate to various human rights issues of the day. It is also the day in which the UN Human Rights Prize is awarded, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

Zonta International FaceBook Campaign

  • World Human Rights Day.
  • Organizer: Zonta Club District 2

 

The 2018 theme is Orange the World: #HearMeToo and like previous editions, the date marks the launch of 16 days of activism that will conclude on 10 December 2018, International Human Rights Day.