Voices for Change Conversation Series: Women Redefining Peace

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WPSN-C members, The MATCH International Women’s Fund and the Nobel Women’s Initiative are thrilled to announce their partnership for the third annual Voices For Change Conversation Series: Young Women Redefining Peace.

Join us in Ottawa on Friday, September 26 for Women Redefining Peace as we bring together international women’s rights activists and Canadian women working for peace to discuss the important intersections of their work and explore the role of innovation in advancing women’s rights, peace, and equality around the world.

This free event will feature the voices of the Nobel Women’s Initiative 2014 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program Participants. The Sister-To-Sister program is a 6-week residency at the Nobel Women’s Initiative in Ottawa where young women’s rights activists from the Global South receive advocacy training and hands-on skills building. This year’s panelists are:

  • Andrea Ixchíu – a journalist and workshop facilitator dedicated to promoting indigenous women’s rights in Guatemala.
  • Alice Vilmaro – a Gender and Planning Officer with the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) in Juba, South Sudan.
  • Maha Babeker – a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre in Khartoum, Sudan.

These panelists will be joined by local women’s rights activists, Kristine St-Pierre, a WPSN-C steering committee member, gender consultant and workshop facilitator advancing women’s peace efforts, and Rebekah Elkerton, an Anishinabe artist using creative expression for decolonization and empowerment. This discussion will be moderated by WPSN-C steering committee member Beth Woroniuk, an independent gender consultant and expert in women, peace, and security.

The event will take place Friday, September 26, 2014 from 10am – 12pm in Dunton Tower (DT) Room 2017, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON.

Hosted by the Joint Chair in Women’s Studies, the University of Ottawa’s Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies and Carleton University’s Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Please RSVP to info@matchinternational.org or 1.855.640.1872.

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