Recognizing Women – November 2020

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This month there are several important dates that we recognize.

November 11 is Remembrance Day

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November 20 is The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR)

Also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, it has been observed annually (from its inception) on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It is a day to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people.

https://www.glaad.org/tdor

November 22-28 is National Addictions Awareness Week

This year’s theme is Change Begins with Me, which puts the focus on the efforts and actions of individuals. It’s about making a choice to play a part in reducing the stigma surrounding substance use and people who use substances and committing to one change. Here is a link to a resource, Overcoming Stigma Through Language: A Primer.

https://www.ccsa.ca/national-addictions-awareness-week

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence runs November 25 to December 10

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism

On this Day in History – November 28th