The theme of the 12 Days of Activism against Women Violence campaign in 2023 is “Gendered vulnerability, ignored violence”.
Too little recognized and denounced, precariousness and poverty remain systemic and insidious forms of violence. “They develop and thrive in silence. It is essential that society becomes aware of these problems and works towards a more just and equitable society…” stresses the collective responsible for this campaign.
The latter serves as a reminder that “precariousness is never an individual choice. Collectively, we accept all this violence. Collectively, we accept that precariousness oppresses, violates and weakens people at the crossroads of oppressions, making them even more vulnerable to all other types of violence.”
Since its creation 14 years ago, this action campaign has sought to “shed light on the trivialization and recurrence of gendered discrimination, and to root out its origins by giving discriminated women back the power to express themselves”.
The 12-Day Committee is coordinated by the Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ). It’s a coalition of some twenty organizations joining forces to fight pervasive violence by organizing numerous activities, speaking engagements and actions. To find out about and follow the activities on offer throughout this period, consult the constantly updated program.
The campaign, also known as the “White Ribbon Campaign”, takes off on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25) and ends on the day of the commemoration of the victims of the École Polytechnique (Montreal), December 6 (1989). Activities will be held on that day at Place du 6 – December 1989.