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Gender-Based Violence

This guide was developed by Centennial Libraries, the Queering Community Social Club, and the Innovation, Inclusion, Reconciliation and Healing Portfolio (IIRH) in recognition of 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence.

CONTENT WARNING: Please be advised that this guide contains references to sensitive material, including violence, sexual assault, and abuse. Students can access 24 hour support from the Good2Talk Helpline at 1-866-925-5454. Support for staff is available through the Employee Family Assistance Program. Access more resources available to the Centennial College community through the Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services.


This guide was inspired by the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, started in 1991 by Rutgers University's Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). 16 Days runs from November 25th (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to December 10th (World Human Rights Day) to emphasize the connection between women's rights and human rights. Additionally, "this 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day; December 1, World AIDS Day; and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre" (CGWL). 

If you have any comments to suggestions to improve this guide, contact School of English and Liberal Studies Librarian, Stephanie Power (

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