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

Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights: Presentation by Jess Tomlin, executive director, MATCH International

The following is the prepared remarks presented by Jess Tomlin, executive director, MATCH International, at the Senate Human Rights Committee on June 11, 2015. Video is also available. Thank you very much, Madame Chair, and good morning to all. I would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity to appear before you today. My … Continue reading Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights: Presentation by Jess Tomlin, executive director, MATCH International

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.

#16Days: Feminism and Man-hating – My Perspective on Emma Watson’s Speech

The latest buzz on women’s rights has been on the speech delivered by Emma Watson. She was promoting the HeForShe campaign launched by UN Women on September 20, 2014. I’d like to pick up on her comment that, “the more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights … Continue reading #16Days: Feminism and Man-hating – My Perspective on Emma Watson’s Speech

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

Member Spotlight: CFUW is a multi-issue advocacy organization that supports women’s rights

CFUW and IFUW members at the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in March 2014. The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with over 100 CFUW Clubs located in every province across Canada. Since its founding in 1919, CFUW has been working to … Continue reading Member Spotlight: CFUW is a multi-issue advocacy organization that supports women’s rights