Myanmar Will Report on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights to the UN

by Dhyeya Pandya, current intern at WPSN-C and World Federalist Movement, International Development and Globalization student at University of Ottawa   Coming up next month Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – will present to the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, a report on the nation’s progress on gender equality … Continue reading Myanmar Will Report on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights to the UN

Kenya’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

by Dhyeya Pandya, current intern at WPSN-C and World Federalist Movement, International Development and Globalization student at University of Ottawa   Released on March 8th, 2016 the Kenyan National Action Plan (KNAP) is dedicated to the promotion, integration, and collaboration of UNSCR 1325 into mainstream perspectives on peace, conflict resolution, security, policies, and national development. the … Continue reading Kenya’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

IWD Blog Series – In this Interview Corrina Keeling: Musician, Visual Facilitator, and Change-Maker, Discusses the Importance of “Courageous Honesty, a Willingness to be Wrong, and Unconditional Love” in Social Justice Movements

Name: Corrina Keeling Title: Visual Facilitator / Musician Education & Experience: BFA Visual Arts & Theatre, Social Justice Artist & Clown, Community Organizer 2009-2013. Interests: Sidewalk Chalk, Love Letters, Riding my Bike, Climate Justice, Heritage Language study (Həńq̓əmin̓əm̓, Gaelic), Intersectionality, Solidarity, Gratitude. Affiliations: Board Member for Jellyfish Project, Founder of LoveLettersForEverybody.ca. Thanks for taking the … Continue reading IWD Blog Series – In this Interview Corrina Keeling: Musician, Visual Facilitator, and Change-Maker, Discusses the Importance of “Courageous Honesty, a Willingness to be Wrong, and Unconditional Love” in Social Justice Movements

IWD Blog Series – Find out how Diane Redsky, the Executive Director of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc is working to end Sex Trafficking in Canada.

Name: Diane Redsky Occupation:  Executive Director, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc Areas of Focus: Women’s equality and the rights of Indigenous people Number of years working in the field? 20+years Could you tell us a little about Diane Redsky and the work she is involved in? Diane Redsky has dedicated the past 15-years … Continue reading IWD Blog Series – Find out how Diane Redsky, the Executive Director of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc is working to end Sex Trafficking in Canada.

IWD Blog Series – Find out about Amnesty International’s Ongoing WPS Programs and Projects

Tell us a little about Amnesty International. How would you describe the overall missions and goals of your organization?  We campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of … Continue reading IWD Blog Series – Find out about Amnesty International’s Ongoing WPS Programs and Projects

IWD Blog Series – Learn what the Nobel Women’s Initiative has been doing to promote gender equality in the field of Women, Peace and Security.

Tell us a little about the Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI). How would you describe the organization’s overall mission or goals? The Nobel Women’s Initiative is an organization that was founded in 2005 by Nobel Peace Laureates: Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire. The make-up of the Laureates at NWI … Continue reading IWD Blog Series – Learn what the Nobel Women’s Initiative has been doing to promote gender equality in the field of Women, Peace and Security.

IWD Blog Series – Read our Interview with Sarah Tuckey, PhD Candidate and Social Media Activist

Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Sarah Tuckey and I am a PhD Candidate in Public Administration at the University of Ottawa. I’m currently conducting research for my PhD dissertation, on Canada’s whole-of-government approach to gender equality through the example of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team (K-PRT) in Afghanistan. My interests lie … Continue reading IWD Blog Series – Read our Interview with Sarah Tuckey, PhD Candidate and Social Media Activist