#16days: Film Screening & Panel Discussion of The Invisible War

It is the most powerful and advanced military organization in history, but it is failing hundreds of thousands within its own ranks. About half a million female soldiers in the US military have been raped, and military women in combat zones are now more likely to sexually assaulted by their fellow soldiers than killed by … Continue reading #16days: Film Screening & Panel Discussion of The Invisible War

WPSN-C event: Yasmin Sooka speaks about women’s rights and violence in Sri Lanka

Residents of the Manik Farm IDP camp await the arrival of the United Nations Secretary-General in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. Photo credit: Eskinder Debebe/United Nations. On May 8, Yasmin Sooka, a South African human rights lawyer and activist, will be speaking about women’s rights and violence in Sri Lanka at a brown bag lunch. The event … Continue reading WPSN-C event: Yasmin Sooka speaks about women’s rights and violence in Sri Lanka

WPSN-C Workshop: Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans – Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Civil Society

A school girl during a class break at the school run by the by the Hawa Abdi Centre for Internally Displaced Somalis. Photo credit: Tobin Jones/United Nations. The WPSN-C is delighted to co-host an all-day workshop on May 2, 2014, exploring how Canadian civil society organizations can use National Action Plans on women, peace and … Continue reading WPSN-C Workshop: Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans – Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Civil Society