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Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Tell us about your work on WPS

Since 2011, the International Centre for Women’s Leadership at the Coady International Institute has been focusing on education and projects supporting women’s economic, political and social leadership at the community and national levels.

Share a highlight of your work on WPS issues

2020 Local Women’s Voices for Peace econference to mark the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325

In-person and online courses in Women’s Leadership for Community Development and Women’s Peacebuilding Collaborating with local partners on women’s leadership school for muncipal and band government

Collaborations with international partners on women’s and girls’ empowerment projects

Who do you admire in the WPS field?

Graduates of the women’s leadership programs of the Coady Institute, for their determination, commitment, passion, perseverance, hope, and joy for peace during in challenging times and circumstances.

If you could make one recommendation on WPS issues to Prime Minister Trudeau, what would it be?

Listen to women and follow their lead.

What is your dream for the WPS agenda?

A society that sees and embraces women’s strengths, intelligence and skills.