By Beth Woroniuk, WPSN-C Coordinator (@bethottawa) Welcome to WPSN-C’s special online series for #16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence! In Canada and around the world organizations, activists and institutions will use these 16 days to raise awareness, build political support for change, and identify concrete ways to go forward. This year’s official theme is “Together … Continue reading #16Days: Welcome!
by JO Rodrigues, Steering Committee On October 18th the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada (WPSN-C), the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) met to build more understanding and strengthen dialogue. Meeting for two hours, attendees shared information on how they are working to move the WPS agenda forward … Continue reading Building Bridges: Dialogue with the Department of National Defence & the Canadian Armed Forces
by Sarah Tuckey, PhD Candidate and WPSN-C Member On Tuesday, October 17, the WPSN-C co-hosted an Evening with Parliamentarians with Senator Marilou McPhedran on the East Block of Parliament Hill. Our event was co-sponsored by Members of Parliament Hélène Laverdière, Elizabeth May, Anita Vandenbeld and Parliamentary Secretary Karen McCrimmon, as well as by Senators Mobina … Continue reading Five Things the Evening with Parliamentarians Taught Me About the WPS Agenda and Feminism in Canada
Did you miss our event for parliamentarians on October 17th? Highlights from the evening are below! October 17, 2017 - Curated tweets by WPSNCanada //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
by Beth Woroniuk, WPSN-C Coordinator. Follow her on twitter @bethottawa This month has seen a flurry of foreign policy announcements. First, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined the government’s vision of Canada’s role in the world in her speech in the House of Commons. This was followed by the new Defence Policy, which featured a massive … Continue reading Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security: An Update
by Kirsten Van Houten, Ph.D. Candidate, School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa Between February and May of 2016 I conducted my doctoral fieldwork in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). While I was there, I embedded myself within three local civil society organizations in order to … Continue reading Expect the Unexpected: Navigating the Challenges of Conducting Fieldwork in a Fragile State
by Beth Woroniuk, WPSN-C Coordinator (follow her on twitter at @bethottawa) Imagine getting back to your hotel after a long hard day at a conference and finding that your bathroom in your wheelchair accessible room has no support bars. In a new city, you have to go out late at night and think of innovative … Continue reading Diversity, Disability, Consultation: What I Learned